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Organ Transplants / Donor Search Controversies #103072

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent heart transplants for two babies mentioned; methods of locating donors described. Controversy with regard to donor searches in organ transplants noted.

(DC: George Strait) Case of "Baby Calvin", whose real name is Robert, noted; scenes shown. Press conference by parents reported; scenes shown. [Father, Wendell CARDIN - comments.] Cardins' reliance on donor search network rather than media appeal, such as that of "Baby Jesse's" parents, cited; scenes shown. [Mother, Patricia CARDIN - comments.] Problems due to lack of nation-wide donor system detailed. Process of existing donor-recipient matching system outlined.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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