Podcast Friday: Elizabeth Taylor; Health Care’s ‘Foot Soldiers’ Make House Calls; Craigslist Kidney Donation

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This week we discuss the late acting legend Elizabeth Taylor’s contributions to AIDS awareness; explore an experiment using health workers who make house calls to help needy patients in all kinds of ways; and tell the tale of a man who had a hard time getting anyone to let him donate his kidney (and how that led him to post about it on Craigslist).

* Going Low-Tech In A High-Tech City: An ambitious program in Massachusetts deploys health workers to needy patients’ homes, offering extra support to reduce hospital and ER visits.

*Craigslist and Organ Donations: Patrick McFarlane wanted desperately to donate his kidney but his offer was rejected by multiple hospitals, leading him to post a Craigslist ad offering his kidney. We look into the issues would-be organ donors face when trying to donate an organ to anyone who needs it.

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