Friday, August 17, 2012

Denied heart transplant because of Autism

After adult autistic son denied heart transplant, Pennsylvania woman seeks to reverse decision - The Washington Post
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
Karen Corby said Thursday that her son, Paul, now 23, was denied a heart transplant from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania last summer over what it said were concerns about his “psychiatric issues” and “autism,” among other factors.


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