The loss of life from drug overdoses, particularly with the opioid crisis, may have contributed to an increase in organ donations, according to recently published medical research.
Maryland’s General Assembly has passed a bill that would give a tax break to people who donate all or a portion of an organ to another person.
In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the
first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his
generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on
his compassionate behavior.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.