OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy

Oregon Health&Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s…
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