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To address the shortage of organs available for donation, New York City officials are testing a program to collect kidneys from donors who die outside the hospital. A special unit will accompany ambulances responding to 911 calls in cases of cardiac arrest, and once the victim is deceased, the organ-recovery unit will transport the body to a hospital where the kidneys will be removed.

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