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Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant

by Kathy Jones on  August 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
A 15-year old teen from Atlanta, whose hopes of a heart transplant were initially dashed because of 'non compliance', finally underwent the surgery.
 Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant
Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant
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Anthony Stokes was initially denied a place on the heart transplant waiting list after the hospital claimed that he had a history of non compliance, which meant that the doctors had doubts whether he will take his medicine or go to follow-up appointments.

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However the family claimed that the reason why Anthony's name was rejected was because of his low grades and a brush with the law when he took part in a brawl to protect his younger brother.

After the family publicly complained that the rejection was unfair, civil rights groups got involved while Anthony's mother, Melencia Hamilton, gave a number of interviews to Atlanta television stations. The hospital finally reversed its decision with Anthony undergoing a successful transplant surgery and is now recovering in the intensive care unit of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Source: Medindia
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