Why Thousands Of Donated Kidneys Are Never Used

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A doctor carries a donated kidney
In this June 28, 2016 file photo, Dr. Matthew Cooper carries a donated kidney at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. Molly Riley/AP Photo

About 3,500 donated kidneys are thrown away annually in the United States, according to a recent study that also found many of the discarded kidneys could have been used to save lives. We discuss the new study and other aspects of organ donation with a longtime kidney researcher from Columbia University.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Sumit Mohan Guest