Sunday, February 24, 2008

Organ donation, transplant discussed on NPR

Weekend Edition - Sunday had a very fine segment this morning on organ donation.

Given what they were trying to do with this piece, there probably wasn't time to portray the personal impact of donating and receiving, convey some of the statistics about the various waiting lists, provide a brief overview of some of the evolving strategies for increasing organ yields, AND discuss some of the ethically troubling developments in this field. For the darker side of donation, you'll have to look elsewhere (here, here, and here).
posted by Tom Mayo, 10:25 AM

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