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In Real Life: Waiting to Live

Learn what life is like for the more than 100,000 Americans waiting on an organ as the U.S. organ donor system is in the midst of reform.
In Real Life: Waiting to Live
Posted at 8:00 PM, Dec 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-12 10:36:41-05

This new episode of the Scripps News Emmy-winning “In Real Life” series features patients, policymakers, and incredible access inside the operating room, charting the journey of people awaiting an organ donor match—sometimes for several years. 

As the organ donor system undergoes historic reform, correspondent Amber Strong learns what life is like for the more than 100,000 Americans waiting on an organ and digs through the hurdles faced in a complex system that leaves many without the life-saving procedure they need.

“In Real Life” sheds light on the flaws in the waitlist system and sees how communities can be overlooked in the search for solutions.

Watch new episodes of our Emmy-award-winning documentary series “In Real Life” on demand or premiering Sundays at 8 pm ET on your Scripps News channel and app.

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