Organ Donation: Should Younger Patients Get Better Kidneys?

Jerry Powell's kidneys may be dying, but the 50-year-old newlywed still has a lot of living to do. Within weeks, Powell will rely on dialysis to filter his blood. And ultimately, he'll need a kidney transplant. But the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) -- the organization charged with allocating the nation's organs -- is considering a policy change that could impact Powell's standing. Currently, those at the top of an 87,000-strong waiting list are next in line for a matched kidney --...Full Story
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