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A Closer Look (Organ Transplants) #179842

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) This week's meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons noted.

(No location given: George Strait) The shortage of organs available for transplants featured; details given of the current transplant guidelines. The story of one boy awaiting multiple transplants presented. [In the hospital, teen Daniel CANAL, mother Lori CANAL - say he has waited five years for a transplant.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago and Jacksonville, Florida: Ron Claiborne) One radical solution for organ donations examined; details given of options of paying a donor's survivors or paying for transplants from the living. [Kidney transplant surgeon Dr. Thomas PETERS - says our culture rewards service.] [University of Chicago Law School professor Richard EPSTEIN - comments on the moral issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan. [CAPLAN - explains that people fear what might happen if they agreed to donate organs and why paying for organs would dry up the altruist market.]

Reporter(s):
Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:05:30

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