North Dakota experiencing organ donation shortage

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota is experiencing an organ donation shortage.

Health care officials say the trend applies nationwide as more people than ever are waiting for a life-saving transplant.

Doctors in North Dakota say the average wait time for a transplant in the region is two to three years.

Over one-million organ transplants have taken place in the U.S.