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How An Organ Donation Continued Despite The 9/11 Attacks

The ticketing and checking area at Dayton International Airport is completely abandoned Sept. 11, 2001 in Dayton, OH after all commercial air traffic was grounded by the aircraft hijackings and terrorist attacks. (Michael Williams/Getty Images)
The ticketing and checking area at Dayton International Airport is completely abandoned Sept. 11, 2001 in Dayton, OH after all commercial air traffic was grounded by the aircraft hijackings and terrorist attacks. (Michael Williams/Getty Images)

As the World Trade Center towers fell 20 years ago, smaller, more personal crises played out all over the country.

At a children’s hospital in Nashville and Houston, an organ donation was put in doubt when the entire country’s airspace was closed to traffic.

Blake Farmer from member station WPLN in Nashville reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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