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How many organ transplants have been performed, since the procedures began?

More than a half-million organ-transplant surgeries have been done since that first one was performed. Although Ronald Herrick's decision was revolutionary, when his donated kidney became the first organ to be transplanted successfully, organ donation is much more common today.

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