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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The dialysis dilemma: urgent need vs. overtaxed system

Nancy Spaeth was 12 years old in 1959 when her kidneys began to fail. One of the early cases considered by the so-called God Committee in the 1960s, at 19, she was given a slot on the coveted dialysis machines for treatment that saved her life. Since then, she has received four kidney transplants.