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American Agenda (Medicine: Organ Transplants) #136877

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last night's segment on organ transplants recalled.

(Brussels: Tim Johnson) Organ transplant donor procedures in Belgium compared to that in the United States examined; scenes shown of removal of organs from a dead donor woman and the transport of them to a hospital for transplant into a recipient. Belgium's "presumed consent law" for organ donation detailed. [Heart surgeon Hugo BANNERMAN - comments.] Critics' explanation of why the presumed consent method would not work in the US outlined. [State University of New York Dr. Felix RAPAPORT, heart transplant surgeon Dr. Eric ROSE - offer differing opinions on presumed consent.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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