Q&A Opioid Epidemic's Upside? More Donor Organs

More donor organs have become available due to overdose deaths. UW Medicine’s chief of transplantation surgery Dr. Jorge Reyes talks about the organs’ health, risk of infection transmission, and the surrounding stigma. This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. 

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Jorge Reyes, MD

Jorge Reyes, MD

Chief of Transplant Surgery

Dr. Reyes is a UW professor of surgery and chief of transplant surgery at UWMC. He also serves as medical director for Life Center Northwest, the local organ procurement organization. He specializes in liver transplantation, intestinal transplantation...

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