CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Birmingham, Alabama) Success and failure of organ transplantation examined as illustrated by decision of Doug. Hannon's family to donate his organs after motorcycle accident; efforts of transplant coordinators Reed Feeney and Dennis Heinrichs cited. [Heart recipient Donell PITTMAN - praises his recovery.] [Kidney recipients Louis PITRE, Harold DUNPHY - attribute their survival to Hannon.] [Cornea recipient Hazel WAINWRIGHT - notes importance of sight.] Public's poor donation record graphed on screen. [HEINRIChigh school - believes many die unnecessarily because medical community doesn't push for organ donations.] [Dr. John ACKERMANN - agrees.] [Bill SMITH - cites necessity of organ transplantations to continue life.] Smith's case described. [Bioethicist Art CAPLAN - calls for law making physicians ask for organ donations.] Congress approach to problem mentioned. [PITTMAN - notes he's been given back life due to organ donor.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira
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