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Medicine: Animal Liver Transplant #142048

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) First transplant of a baboon liver into a dying man featured; scenes shown. [University of Pittsburgh medical center Dr. Andreas TZAKIS, chief of transplant Dr. John FUNG - describe the patient's condition.] 1984 transplant of baboon heart into "Baby Fae" recalled. Use of anti-rejection drug FK-506 noted. [Transplantation institution director Dr. Thomas STARZL - cites the shortage of human organs.] The overall human organ shortage problem reviewed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:01:50

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