Hospital Keeps Patient Alive a Year to Boost Survival Rates

After an unsuccessful heart transplant, Darryl Young, 61, was unconscious and in a vegetative state but was kept alive for a year at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center — despite quality of life or his family’s wishes — in order to maintain the hospital’s transplant survival rates, according to Mother Jones. A federal regulation statistic regarding survival rates for transplant patients tracks people undergoing transplants who are still alive a year after their...

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