A 33-year-old member asked:
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hi, do you think i can donate adrenal glands?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. No, no one is doing adrenal transplants. There is not a need for adrenals. Since you seem to care about helping, make your you're down as a donor on your driver's license: people on transplant lists are dwindling waiting for kidneys, heart, liver, lungs.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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