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Minneapolis Organ Donor #257547

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1978
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(Studio) Incrd. number of people leaving organs of body for transplants after own deaths noted. Report is on such occurrence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Report is on donation of 5 organs from body of Kathleen Varanelli, who was declared brain dead after injured in car collision. Photos shown. Recipients cited. Attitude of Anthony and Phyllis Varanelli with regard to donation of daughter's organs described. [VARANELLI - cites their belief that, though not of this earth, daughter is still alive. Describes how he came to decision to allow daughter's organs to be used.] [Mrs. VARANELLI - says this way daughter lives on.] Film shown.
REPORTER: Steve Johnson (WCCO-TV, Minneapolis- SaintPaul)

Cronkite, Walter

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