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Hospitals Ordered to Track Living Organ Donors
About half of all donated organs come from living donors. Until now, hospitals didn’t necessarily monitor those donors after surgery, and so knowledge about the long-term risks of living organ donation is spotty. New federal rules passed this month should change that. Brad Kornfeld of Englewood is a living organ donor; he donated a kidney to his father. The advocate for the new rules speaks with CPR’s Andrea Dukakis.
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