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UTMB Transplant Surgeon Dr. Trine Engebretsen Featured on KPRC 2 News

May 20, 2022, 13:48 PM by Haley Hernandez, KPRC Click2Houston

Health Reporter Haley Hernandez at KPRC 2 News in Houston spoke with UTMB Transplant Surgeon Dr. Trine Engebretsen regarding organ donation. 

There are currently over 100,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the United States.
According to organdonor.gov, someone new gets added every nine minutes, meaning that there simply aren’t enough organs to go around.
Dr. Trine Engebretsen is a transplant surgeon at UTMB, and by an incredible coincidence, she and her husband are also liver recipients.
“Without the generosity of a donor, my entire family would not exist,” she said.

 View the entire article on KPRC News 2 Houston here