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Hospitals Are Throwing Out Organs and Denying Transplants to Meet Federal Standards

August 15, 2016

(STAT News) – Hospitals across the United States are throwing away less-than-perfect organs and denying the sickest people lifesaving transplants out of fear that poor surgical outcomes will result in a federal crackdown. As a result, thousands of patients are losing the chance at surgeries that could significantly prolong their lives, and the altruism of organ donation is being wasted.

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