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Resource ID: #28922
Subject: Organ Donations
Source: John Luciew
Affiliation: PennLive, The Patriot-News
Date: November 19, 2019; November 20, 2019; November 21, 2019; December 1, 2019; December 3, 2019



The series uncovered ongoing conflicts between elected county coroners and representatives of the state’s two organ procurement organizations over whether the coroners’ death investigations or the life-saving organ donations should take precedence. The series included specifics on a number of cases where these conflicts boiled over, either adversely affecting cause and manner of death investigations or preventing organ harvesting that could have saved other lives.
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