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Kidney Disease #472476

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1973
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(Studio) Under new law, kidney patients come under Medicare. Govt. to pay for treatment and transplants. Kidneys needed for transplants aren't plentiful enough to meet quota.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Life of Keith Blanchet described. Keith's diet restricted, faces dialysis treatment, and awaits kidney transplant. Physical and social growth slowed. [Keith BLANCHET - states he doesn't mind being hooked to dialysis machine. Desperately wants transplant because he wants to live.] Parents discuss Keith's kidney problems. Doctors say people must change attitudes toward giving vital organs to someone else. Without more kidneys, many like Keith will die.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob
Duration:
00:03:30

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