Brazil Rights a Wrong, Devotes Military Plane to Organ Transplants

Brazil Rights a Wrong, Devotes Military Plane to Organ Transplants

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After public outcry following a media investigation, the interim President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced that the Brazilian Armed Forces will provide a plane exclusively for transporting organs for transplant patients.

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That decision comes after one of the biggest Brazilian media outlets, O Globo, reported that between 2013 and 2015 the Air Force authority declined to transport 153 organs, and rather prioritized the transportation of government officials instead.

After hearing the report and talking to his assigned staff, the president decided to equip an airplane exclusively for the transportation of patients or their life-saving cargo.

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(WATCH the video above from Joao Freitas, reporting from Brazil for Good News Network)

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