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Who lives, who dies: African Americans and organ transplants

Who lives, who dies: African Americans and organ transplants

| September 20, 2013

When a 15-year-old Georgia resident was denied an opportunity to get on the heart transplant list, allegedly because of his lifestyle, the dark underbelly of the transplant system was exposed. A thinly-veiled overriding determining factor seemed exposed—who lives and who dies depends on who has the money.

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