Distance, delays and denial within VA's Organ Transplant Program

KVUE | Erica Proffer

Aaron Arch looked over the collection of coins, given to him for his service and sacrifice, he thought about the men and women still serving.

“They needed help and I was able to help in the kind of support they needed,” said Arch as he put down one of his favorite coins.

It was from the Ft. Hood military base where Arch served in the hospital. He treated men and women who got injured during service.

Now, he’s the one who needs help.

“My lungs are damaged as a result of seeing something foreign about it,” said Arch.

Arch got sick in Operation Desert Storm. Doctors don’t know what caused Arch’s immune system to fail. They only know Arch will eventually need a new lung. Continue reading
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