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Alaska Medicaid decision puts veterans at risk

...HCV infects one out of every 10 veterans. It is four times more prevalent then HIV and is the leading cause of liver transplants. Hepatitis C can lead to liver failure, cancer and death. Known as the "silent killer," Hepatitis C is a blood-borne...

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Opinion
State and local briefs

...banks. The holiday season drew down blood supplies, according to the Southeast Alaska chapter of the Red Cross. Liver transplants, which use a lot of blood; an increase in trauma incidents, such as severe traffic accidents; and bad weather...

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A new heart means new life

...There are more than 45,000 Americans waiting for kidney transplants right now and nearly 20,000 waiting for liver transplants. There were more than 4,000 people on the heart transplant waiting list, 3,600 on the lung transplant list...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061800/Spo_ball.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...supply low The holiday season drew down blood supplies, according to the Southeast Alaska chapter of the Red Cross. Liver transplants, which use a lot of blood; an increase in trauma incidents, such as severe traffic accidents; and bad weather...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

... There are more than 45,000 Americans waiting for kidney transplants right now and nearly 20,000 waiting for liver transplants. There were more than 4,000 people on the heart transplant waiting list, 3,600 on the lung transplant list...

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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: State and Local Briefs 1/5/98

...donations to make up for a shortage caused by the usual holiday downturn in giving. In addition, five Pacific Northwest liver transplants drew down the supply Juneau and other Alaska communities are part of, said Lana Tolls of the Red Cross. The...

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