Scores of organs — mostly kidneys — are trashed each year and many more are critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners.
Kaiser Health News Senior Correspondent
JoNel Aleccia is a Senior Correspondent focused on aging and end-of-life issues on the Kaiser Health News enterprise team. Before joining KHN in November 2016, she was a health reporter for more than a decade, covering regional and national news at outlets including The Seattle Times, NBCNews.com, TODAY.com and MSNBC.com. Before that, she was a reporter, editor and columnist at newspapers in the Northwest. JoNel was a member of reporting teams that won National Press Club Awards for digital journalism focused on the Great Recession and on amputees in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
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