NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. recovery of Baby Fae from baboon heart transplant reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Loma Linda, California) [Dr. David HINSHAW - is optimistic about Baby Fae's victory over rejection process.] Parents of James Ware, currently scheduled for surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, reported refusing baboon heart transplant by Loma Linda officials. [Boston spokesperson Dr. Peter LANG - believes Ware child will live if surgery is successful.] Continuing questions about Loma Linda hospital's possible pressuring of Baby Fae's parents into agreeing to experiment discussed. [HINSHAW - won't release documents; denies parents' fin. and legal problems affected consent process.] [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Dr. David ROTHMAN - considers Loma Linda hospital's refusal to adhere to acceptable ethical procedures odd.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell