United Network for Organ Sharing
These little piggies could soon save millions of lives.
Pigs have long been a tantalizing source of transplants because their organs are so similar to humans.
A lot of lives are being saved by drug overdose deaths.
Still clutching my wad of soggy Kleenex, I sit in the overflow ward of the emergency room while Patrick's body is prepared for the coroner. I stare silently at the row of vacant beds until the social worker returns. "Have you given any thought to the possibility of organ or tissue donation?" he inquires.