Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Organ transplant shortage.

This is the public-health version of the saying "no good deed goes unpunished." Fewer young people's organs are available for transplant over the past decade or so, a trend that is fueled in part by a salutary trend: a decrease in the number of young people who die from trauma, according to a story in today's New York Times (no permanent link available at this time). In a related story, Randi Hutter Epstein reports on the diplomacy required to persuade parents to donate their child's organs for transplant.
posted by tommayo, 5:32 AM

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