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Vital Signs SUMMER 2015 | VOLUME 67 F E AT U R E S T O R I E S Breast Cancer Page 4 Liver Damage Page 6 Q&A: New Leadership Page 8 Community Calendar Page 12 Shortage of Organs for Transplantation Requires that More Donors Step Forward Organ donation has been described as one of medicine’s greatest modern miracles — in many cases resulting in a long and healthy life for individuals who were near death. Each day in the United States, an average of 79 people receive life-saving transplants, according to federal statistics, but 21 others die while waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. Continued on page 7