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Need Liver Transplant? Much Depends on Zip Code

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Where you live determines how long you wait for a new liver, but redistricting could make the way the organs are allocated for transplant more fair. Specialists say "gerrymandering" may shorten wait lists and help save lives.

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Pennsylvania Girl Doing Well After Second Lung Transplant

Pennsylvania Girl Doing Well After Second Lung Transplant

AP (June 28, 2013) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had a double-lung transplant amid a national debate over organ allocation had a second transplant after the first failed. Sarah Murnaghan's mother says it's been a long road but her daughter is doing well.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 28, 2014) — A Broadway musician who underwent two lung transplant surgeries is breathing life into his recovery with harmonica therapy. Larry Rawdon's condition has improved to the point where he is now teaching fellow transplant patients how to exercise their lungs by bringing music into their lives. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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AP (July 16, 2014) — Hundreds of transplant survivors are participating in the Donate Life Transplant Games in Houston this week, an Olympic-style event designed to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue transplants. (July 16) Video provided by AP
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