Fine. Very Good DJ. Little Brown & Co 1986 First Edition Stated "NOT FOR RESALE" stamped on title page and upper page edges. Bright pages. Bright jacket with light rubbing and small mended tears. From School YA While trying to cross a busy Maryland highway, 17-year-old Lisa Kelly was struck by a car. Although doctors could not save her life, they were able to keep her on a respirator long enough to locate the four recipients who needed Lisa's corneas or her kidneys. Pekkanen takes readers into the lives of these four organ recipients, among them a young man born with a kidney disease and a 23-year-old man who has already had several cornea transplants, covering both their medical histories as well as their family lives. Through skillful writing, he avoids a maudlin, soap opera approach and instead provides readers with an objective yet humanistic account of families involved in the organ transplant process. YAs will be elated for the patients whose transplants are accepted, and will be stirred by the accepting nature of those whose transplants are rejected. A realistic look at a new, growing medical concern. Pam Spencer, Mount Vernon High School Library, Fairfax, Va. 1986 Medical journalist for the Washingtonian magazine, Pekkanen has written an absorbing and moving that follows the donation of organs from a young women after her death in an automobile accident. The reader follows the work of Jo Leslie and her staff at the Maryland Organ Procurement Center as they race against time to place two kidneys and two corneas in patients in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Ohio. It is a fascinating story that highlights the anguish and drama of organ donation. The reader gains an understanding of the emotions felt by the families, as well as insight into the politics and barriers faced in organ procurement. A very emotional chapter relating a meeting between the donor's family and that of the four-year-old recipient of their daughter's kidney concludes this fine work. Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ. Lib., Baltimore 1986.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, MA, 1986. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 214pgs. Clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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