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Opioid crisis increases number of organs for transplants

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The opioid crisis has cost many lives in the country, but it has helped give others a second chance at life.

University of Utah researchers say the spike in overdose deaths has boosted the number of organs available for transplant.

They say nearly all of the increased transplant activity within the past five years is directly linked to the opioid epidemic.

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