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Kidney Transplants #306787

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bob Faw) Grand jury's investigation of allegations that donated kidneys are going to wealthy fors. rather than Americans on waiting lists for kidney transplants examined; chgs. against Presbyterian Univ. Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, cited as example [Dialysis patient Steven BOSCO - describes ordeal.] [Dr. A.D. LUPARIELLO - recalls immediate transplant for member of Saudi royal family despite waiting list of Americans needing kidney.] [Don. DENNY - recalls Dr. Thomas Starzl's instructions to obtain kidneys for royal family members in preference to other patients.] Hospital's and University of Pittsburgh medical school's financial gains from Saudis outlined on screen. [DENNY - feels organ donors are being betrayed.] [BOSCO - resents fors. getting donated kidneys first.]

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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