EDITORIAL: The choice to be an organ donor can be your lasting legacy

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

On Wednesday, at 4:50 p.m., there were 118,027 people in the United States waiting for a lifesaving transplant, according to the United Network of Organ Sharing.

That number will change every 10 minutes as more men, women and children are added to the list, and some who have been waiting for months and years will be fortunate enough to finally be matched with a lifesaving donor. In fact, 33,608 people were recipients of lifesaving organ transplants in 2016.

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