NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Phoenix, Arizona: Lisa Myers) Heart transplant boom and patient Bill Baine featured; details of his treatment from surgeon Ted Detrick given. Detrick noted transplanting Baine with heart from donor who had history of drug and alcohol abuse. Detrick's controversial career detailed; scenes shown. [DETRICK - comments on himself.] Detrick's survival rate for heart transplant patients given. Med. reports with regard to Baine's heart donor quoted on screen. [DETRICK - defends his actions.] [Transplant COORDINATOR - expresses concern with regard to donor's drug use.] Coordinator noted conferring with Detrick. [Univ. Med. Center in Tucson Dr. Jack COPELAND - says he rejected that heart.] [BAINE - says he was told that heart was in excellent condition] [DETRICK - defends his actions.] [Arizona Organ Bank Dr. Ben VANDERWERF - comments on heart evaluations.] Donor's liver, kidneys and tissues noted rejected for transplant. [Cardiologist Dr. Keith REEMSTMA - says he'd use risky heart only in emergency.] Baine noted not emergency case; Baine's death discussed.
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