Here’s One for the Conspiracy Theory Folks – Opioid Overdose Deaths Produce More Organ Donors

by Steve MacDonald

drug use heroinThe rise in opioid-related deaths has resulted in an increase in available organs for transplant.

New England Donor Services says in 2016, 92 organ donors had died of a drug overdose. WMUR-TV reports the percentage of organ donors who were overdose victims rose from 4 percent to 27 percent in a five-year time span.

Let the conspiratorial minds race with the possibilities.

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