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Organ Donation Drive Collides with Native American Beliefs

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Organ Donation Drive Collides with Native American Beliefs

Organ Donation Drive Collides with Native American Beliefs

Organ Donation Drive Collides with Native American Beliefs

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A push is on to increase the small number of organ donors in South Dakota's Native American community. But the drive conflicts with long-held Lakota spiritual beliefs that advise against leaving part of one's body on the earth after death. Brian Bull of South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports.