Instead of approving her for a liver transplant, doctors pushed this woman to enter a substance abuse program after detecting the presence of alcohol in her body. The problem? She hadn’t had anything to drink...
Life or Death
For Christine Leland, the stakes were high. The Pennsylvania resident had traveled to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center seeking a liver transplant, which she needed in order to survive. At first, the UPMC transplant team said no—and it wasn’t the first time that Leland had been denied.