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Rationing organs, rationing lives

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February 25, 2014
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Over 120,000 people need lifesaving organ transplants and each day 18 of them die waiting for one. Find out how doctors are making the tough decisions about who gets a new heart or liver and who doesn’t. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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