Understanding the Organ Transplant Process

Understanding the Organ Transplant Process

Former Vice President Cheney's recent heart transplant has drawn attention to organ donation. Diane and a panel of experts discuss how recipients are chosen and what potential donors need to know.

Former Vice President Cheney's recent heart transplant has drawn attention to organ donation. Diane and a panel of experts discuss how recipients are chosen and what potential donors need to know.

Guests

Dr. Samer Najjar

director of heart failure and the transplant program, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Robert Veatch

professor of medical ethics, Georgetown University

Walter Graham

executive director, president and CEO, UNOS Foundation

Dick Teresi

science journalist and author of “The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death”

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