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Misplaced heart offers window into nation’s organ transplant system

The heart that missed its stop Sunday in Seattle has put a spotlight on a little-known and very lightly regulated system that collects and distributes human organs around the country. Critics, including a U.S. senator, say it's time for more oversight.

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