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Health Officials Allegedly Reject Organ Donor Because He is Gay

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 31
The family of a deceased Pittsburgh man says his organs were to be donated but rejected by health officials because of his sexuality and not because of health reasons.

Mapping the Way to a More Fair Wait for New Livers

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 21
The nation’s transplant network says it’s time to make the system fairer for those waiting for new organs.

NY pilot expands organ recovery to at-home deaths

HEALTH | By Samantha Gross | Dec 1
Families choosing whether to donate a loved one’s organs usually have days to grapple with their decision, all while the patient lies hooked up to machines in a hospital bed.

British group asks how best to boost organ supply

HEALTH | Apr 20
An influential British medical think tank is tackling the question of how far society should go to boost the number of organ and tissue donors, and is weighing a proposal to pay for body parts.

26 operations, 13 kidneys: hope to few with little

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard | Dec 14
Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors in the nation’s capital just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients who too often never qualify.

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