CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 25, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Hershey, Pennsylvania) Status of Penn State artificial heart recipient Anthony Mandia and of latest Jarvik-7 recipient Thomas Gaidosh examined; scenes, photos shown. [Hospital spokesperson Thomas CHAKURDA - describes Gaidosh's condition.] No. Americans waiting for human heart transplants noted. [Transplant coordinator Howard NATHAN - cites fatality rate among those on waiting list.] Artificial heart's possible role as temporary life saving device for younger heart patients considered. [Dr. Don. HILL - cites advantages of such age group.] [Humana, Incorporated spokesperson David JONES - cites ethical questions raised by situation.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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