Push to find organ donors for those sickened at ground zero after 9/11 attacks

Among the thousands of people sickened by their work at the World Trade Center recovery operation or by their proximity to the site of the attacks are many who need organs, reports WABC’s Eyewitness News.

Along with a host of illnesses such as thyroid, prostate, and blood cancers, kidney cancer is now afflicting many people affected by the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The World Trade Center Health Program’s Dr. Michael Crane told reporters, “[Kidney cancer is] certainly related to the exposure, there’s no doubt in my mind. We do seem to be having them picked up at a point where we can treat them effectively. As you know also it’s not one of the ones where we can screen effectively.”

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