St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

DONOR SAFETY: GETTING IT DONE A look at three widely discussed proposals to protect those who give away their organs.(News)

Byline: DEBORAH L. SHELTON Of the Post-Dispatch c2005, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Healthy people who go under the knife to donate an organ to help someone else don't expect to get hurt. They don't expect to end up needing a transplant themselves. They don't expect to die.

Laurie Post. Barbara Tarrant. Danny Boone. Robert Olson. Kimberly Tracy. Rita Kocian. Jan Mead. Patti McRoberts. Bruce Johnson.

These are just a few people who offered the gift of life and were hurt in the process.

The Post-Dispatch this week reported that although more than 71,000 people in the United States have donated organs, the medical profession knows little about the impact the donation had on most of them. …

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