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Organ Transplant Competition #292833

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Criticism that Americans awaiting suitable kidney for transplant are being harmed by United States kidneys going to foreign recipients examined; statistics pertaining to transplants for foreign recipients outlined on screen, discussed. Econs. involved for hospitals operating on wealthy foreigners versus Americans explained; Aetna Ins. letter to Medicare emphasizing profitability for surgeon and hospital to perform transplant on foreign patient quoted on screen. [Representative Albert GORE - fears Americans are being treated unfairly.] Proposed legislature dealing with issue mentioned. [Dr. Frederick MERKEL - explains soliciting foreign transplant patients.] [Transplant coordinator Amy PEAL - believes foreign recipients receive kidneys appropriate for American citizen.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Vieira, Meredith
Duration:
00:02:30

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