The Waiting List For Organ Transplants Is Finally Shrinking — For A Grim Reason

Opioid overdose deaths have led to a sharp increase in lifesaving organ transplants.

The night before Hatem Tolba received the liver transplant that saved his life, he lay comatose in a hospital intensive care unit. A dialysis machine was doing the work of his kidneys, and a cocktail of medications kept his heart beating.