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American Agenda (Medicine: Organ Transplants) #136854

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Timothy Johnson) Problem of supply and demand for organ transplants examined; scenes shown from support group for those waiting for organs. [Heart patient Alexander HART - talks about waiting.] Two main barriers to getting organs from the dead detailed. [Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Eric ROSE - says physicians don't approach possible donor families well.] [University of Minnesota ethicist Dr. Arthur CAPLAN - comments.] Possible solution to donor shortage outlined. [State University of New York Dr. Felix RAPAPORT - comments.] Approaches to organ donation in India and Europe cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's American Agenda segment on organ donation in Belgium previewed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim
Duration:
00:04:30

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