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Josephine Marcotty of the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently wrote a series addressing the increasing demand for kidneys, a need spurred by an aging population, increases in diabetes, obesity and high-blood pressure. She found that it is a public health crisis that costs the nation $33.6 billion a year, and there is no end in sight.
Marcotty covered one woman's search for a kidney, the ethics of paired donations and how the medical center decided who would get organs.
In this article for AHCJ, she shares what she learned about kidney donation and how she reported the story.
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