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Chicago, Illinois / Bone Marrow Transplant Case #130157

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 09, 1990
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Chris Bury) Legal question of whether court can compel someone to undergo a medical procedure to help another person examined; details given of Chicago case in which a father is trying to get half- brother and half-sister to test for, and donate, bone marrow to his other son who has leukemia. [Leukemia victim Jean-Pierre BOSZE - says he needs a donor.] [Father Tamas BOSZE - says he wants to save son's life.] [Mother's attorney Beverly PEKALA - says father is trying to force surgical procedure on children he abandoned.] [Transplant surgeon Dr. Martin TALLMAN - says procedure risks are minimal.] [Law professor Stephen LUBETT - cites medical implications.]

Bury, Chris;
Koppel, Ted

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