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Resource ID: #16030
Subject: Medicine
Source: Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.)
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Date: June 6-8, 1999

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports "how organs are allocated to transplant recipients. It found that where people lived affected the likelihood of receiving an organ and the waiting time for an operation..... One (Medical College of Virginia) lung transplant patient waits; the other patient cuts short her wait by going elsewhere, crossing a little-known boundary that keeps donated organs in Fairfax, (Va.) Now, patients and federal officials are asking if such arbitrary borders leave too many to die..."

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