Hundreds of thousands wait on organ transplant list in US, around the world

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Today, some 80,000 people are on the United States’ active waiting list for an organ transplant, and it is even worse in other parts of the world. CCTV America’s Ginger Vaughn reports.

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Organ transplants in US, around the world

Organ transplants in US, around the world

Allegations of organ trafficking first surfaced in a 2008 book by a former United Nations War Crimes prosecutor. With demand far exceeding supply, there are inherent challenges in preventing a black market for organs. Today, some 80,000 people are on the United States' active waiting list for an organ transplant, and it is even worse in other parts of the world. CCTV America's Ginger Vaughn reports.

CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Thomas Mone, CEO of the United States’ largest organ recovery agency, called OneLegacy, to talk about the process of organ donation.

How does organ donation work?

How does organ donation work?

CCTV America's Elaine Reyes is joined by Thomas Mone, CEO of the United States' largest organ recovery agency, called OneLegacy, to talk about the process of organ donation.