Transplantation http://nhpr.org en Transplant Tourism http://nhpr.org/post/transplant-tourism <p>Organ and tissue transplantation is a rapidly-developing area of medicine, one that’s rich with the potential to save lives and fraught with tough policy questions. The demand for replacement organs far outweighs the supply, so many patients die waiting. Others are willing to take drastic steps -- like moving to another state or a foreign country -- to get the organs they need to survive. Producer Meg Heckman brings us the story of Jim McHugh, a man in dire need of a liver transplant, and how his move to Indiana from New England during a snowstorm proved to be incredibly fortuitous.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:18:41 +0000 Meg Heckman 23459 at http://nhpr.org Transplant Tourism