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A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant

Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.

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A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant

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From WHYY in Philadelphia