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Baby Fae / Heart Transplant #87525

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. improvement of Baby Fae following transplant of baboon heart reported
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Loma Linda, California) Infant's continued recovery and controversy surrounding use of baboon heart rather than human one to save her examined; films shown. [Hospital SPOKESPERSON - is guardedly optimistic.] Alternatives to heart transplant discussed; Dan. Brown's case cited as example [Brown's MOTHER - explains her decision; empathizes with Baby Fae's mother's choice.] [Hospital SPN - doesn't believe alternative existed for Baby Fae.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Current use of animal parts for medical reasons described, shown. [Dr. Howard BARON - explains benefits of using animal parts in heart surgery.] Role of various animal substances in drug treatments explained.
REPORTER: Roger Caras

Caras, Roger;
Jennings, Peter;
Naverson, Andrea

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