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Med.: Organ Transplants / Funding #118057

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senate hearing on funding organ transplants from tax refund donations noted. Report introduced.

(Salem, OR: Greg Dobbs) Five states, include OR, reported no longer helping to pay for certain organ transplants; details given, scenes shown of case of child Coby Howard. [Mother Tammy HOWARD - hopes for state legislature to fund transplants.] Pvt. fund-raising campaign on behalf of Adam Sullivan detailed; scenes shown. [OR transplant project Craig IRWIN - says it is not fair for those needing medical services to have to panhandle.] [Mother Sheila HOLLADAY - says money should not be issue, so she moved out of Oregon to financial son's operation.] [OR department of human resources director Kevin CONCANNON - says medical funds are not unlimited.]

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter

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