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Heart Transplant / Baby Jesse #102987

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Grand Rapids, Michigan: Edie Magnus) Decision of Deborah Walters and Frank Clemenshaw to donate heart of brain-dead son Frank to Jesse Sepulveda in California examined; details given, scenes shown. [WALTERS - empathizes with Jesse's parents.] [Dr. Leonard RADECKI - describes efforts to save Walters' child.] [WALTERS - hopes another infant can now live due to son.]

(Los Angeles, California: Andrea Naverson) Baby Jesse's parents noted receive news of organ donation while appearing on the Phil Donahue show; scenes shown. Background to controversy surrounding Loma Linda Med. Center's initial rejection of infant as transplant candidate reviewed. [Dr. Leonard BAILEY - explains preparations for procedure.] Loma Linda's history of successful infant heart transplants since controversial baboon-infant transplant recalled. [Jesse SEPULVEDA - thanks those who have helped son.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Transplant said scheduled for later tonight.

Jennings, Peter;
Magnus, Edie;
Naverson, Andrea

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