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Health & Fit Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

01:11  17 april  2018
01:11  17 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

'Despair deaths' spike from suicide, drugs, alcohol

  'Despair deaths' spike from suicide, drugs, alcohol "Despair deaths" from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday."Despair deaths" from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday.

Arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors.

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims.

WASHINGTON — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and new research says people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University report those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000, to 3,533 transplants in 2016.

Monday's study cautions that overdose-related donations aren't a solution for the nation's organ shortage. After all, nearly 115,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list, and relatively few overdose deaths occur in circumstances that allow organ donation.

Still, the study concludes those organs work well enough that when they are available, they should be carefully considered for appropriate transplant candidates.

The study was reported in Annals of Internal Medicine.

More people may die from opioids than thought .
Some states don't classify opioid overdoses on death certificates As many as 70,000 people may have died from opioid overdoses since 1999, but were not added to the already overwhelming toll, researchers reported Wednesday.They found that in some states, many drug overdoses are so broadly classified that they are not being counted properly as opioid-related. In some states, it's as many as a third of all drug overdose deaths, the team at the University of Pittsburgh school of public health reported.

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