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Most kidney transplant are live donors.


Some liver transplants are live donors - they do partial liver transplant.


I think deaths on the lung waiting list are on the order of 10-11 per 100 wait list years. Other people get removed from the list because they're too sick to move forward with transplant. In a world with many more organs many of those would have been transplanted and not gotten sick.


So there is a zero sum element to it.


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So there is a zero sum element to it.


Exactly my point. The COVID epidemic will kill some non-COVID patients who were waiting for lungs simply because the "miracle cure" for some COVID patients winds up using the lungs that could have saved a non-COVID patient.
 
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