John Bancroft and Carolyn Bancroft

Dr. John Bancroft discusses one of his more memorable patients with his 10-year-old daughter Carolyn. The patient, a little girl whose condition was dire due to a sudden onset of liver failure, needed an organ transplant. A donor could not be located and when she died her family asked that her organs be offered for donation so that others could have an improved chance at life.

Originally aired July 28, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.