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New York law poised to increase number of organ donors
09/09/12 NBCNews.com

The State of New York has ranked second to last in donor registrations — unsettling for those 10,000 New Yorkers on an organ donor list. But a transplant law inspired by a 12-year-old girl could change that. NBC's Jenna Wolfe reports. Read more...


Social Workers Help Navigate Path To Transplant
08/22/12 NPR (National Public Radio)

Each year, some 2,000 heart transplants are performed in the U.S., and the number of people on the waiting list is even larger. Between finding the perfect donor to worrying about insurance, the wait can be grueling, but heart transplant social workers are here to help. Read more...


Mother Hears Deceased Son's Heartbeat Again After Organ Donation
08/20/12 Jessica Samakow, The Huffington Post

Sixteen-year-old Caleb Beaver died last year on Christmas day. It was sudden — according to the Associated Press, his parents didn't even know their son was sick until he suffered two strokes in the two days before his death. For the next eight months, Caleb's grief-stricken mother, April Beaver, wished she could feel close to her son again.
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Autism Transplant Denial Sparks Debate
08/15/12 Sydney Lupkin, ABC News.com

Denials come because organs are a scarce resource, with three to four times as many people who need transplants as there are organs available. As such, doctors look for transplant candidates to have good expected outcomes. Read more...