Dying children wait as fewer donate organs
|Correspondent Anne McDermott reports.
May 24, 1999
Web posted at: 2:57 p.m. EDT (1857 GMT)
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Child organ donations have fallen in the past decade, even as the number of children waiting for hearts has nearly doubled. Last year, 1,100 children needed organs, and 250 of them died waiting.
"I don't want to pray for a heart because it means the death of another child, but I just hope if one does happen to die, it's a match," says one waiting parent.
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