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Health Officials Allegedly Reject Organ Donor Because He is Gay

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

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

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

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

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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