ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1968
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(Studio) 79 heart transplant operations so far; 41 survived. Long list of those awaiting new hearts.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Houston, Texas) Dr. Denton Cooley and team performed 15 transplants at Saint Luke's Hospital. Shortage of donors exists. Those with diseased hearts wait and hope. (Leo BOYD - says doctor estimate he could live 6 mos. without transplant. Waiting terrible. Heart gradually worsens.] [Dick WRIGHT - says won't give it up. Worth it.] Living bank set up where people donate organs after death. Cards carried with person contain information with regard to organ to be donated. [COOLEY - says education needed with regard to importance of organ transplants. Was hard to get people to donate blood before World War II. Concept of living bank gives positive sort of thing to work with.] Boyd and others hope for donors.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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