New Liver Donation System Takes Effect Despite Ongoing Lawsuit

A new national system for allocating donor livers went into effect Tuesday, despite an ongoing lawsuit that says livers will now flow from more rural parts of the country to more populous cities.

A new system for allocating donated livers to sick patients went into effect this morning. The intent is to make organ transplants more fair nationwide, but transplant centers in the South and Midwest are fighting it. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN in Nashville explains why.

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Billy Wynne