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What if your child needed a heart transplant? How do you find a heart that small?

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In brief: OPOs find them

Small children need to receive hearts from brain dead small donors, roughly the same age.
In the us every state has organ procurement organizations that search out such potential donors.

In brief: OPOs find them

Small children need to receive hearts from brain dead small donors, roughly the same age.
In the us every state has organ procurement organizations that search out such potential donors.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: You're right

It's a big problem. There aren't many.
Most heart transplant donors in adults come from motorcycle accidents. Obviously there aren't many children, thank goodness.

In brief: You're right

It's a big problem. There aren't many.
Most heart transplant donors in adults come from motorcycle accidents. Obviously there aren't many children, thank goodness.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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