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NYC Planning Special Ambulance To Recover Organs

First Posted: 06/01/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:35 PM ET

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Washington Post:

In the hope of saving the lives of more people waiting for transplants, New York City is working on a plan to deploy a special ambulance to collect the bodies of people who have died suddenly from heart attacks, accidents and other emergencies and try to preserve their organs.

If the "rapid-organ-recovery ambulance" succeeds, officials would like to expand the unique pilot program citywide with a fleet of ambulances and eventually duplicate it in other cities.

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Filed by Nicholas Sabloff  |