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After Words: Dick Teresi, "The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers - How Medicine is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death," hosted by Dr. Sally Satel, AEI

About the Program

Mr. Teresi makes the controversial argument that the business of organ harvesting is blurring the line between life and death.  He contends that organ harvesting puts pressure on medical professionals to declare patients dead, rather than keep them on life support and attempt to save them.  He discusses his findings with psychiatrist and transplant recipient Sally Satel, an American Enterprise Institute scholar in mental health policy.

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Dick Teresi

Dick Teresi has been the editor in chief of Science Digest and has written for several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Atlantic.  Mr. Teresi is also the author of "Lost Discoveries," and the co-author of "The God Particle."


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After Words: Dick Teresi, "The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers - How Medicine is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death," hosted by Dr. Sally Satel, AEI

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, April 22nd at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, April 16th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, April 16th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 15th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, April 14th at 10pm (ET)
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