How the Broken Organ Transplant System Cost His Wife Her Life

Read this husband's cruel roller coaster ride of hope and despair

We like to believe that hospitals and health care systems put patients’ best interests above all else. We need to believe that, especially when we or a loved one are facing a health crisis.

Brian L. Clark will tell you this is a dangerous illusion. At least it was in the case of his wife’s long and heartbreaking wait for a liver transplant that never came to be. Tanya Gibson-Clark died, the victim of a terrible liver disease and what Brian calls a “broken transplant system” in New York. Gibson-Clark, a professional dancer, choreographer and mother of two teenage boys was 56.

Click on the link here to read Clark’s story.


By Emily Gurnon
Emily Gurnon is the former Senior Content Editor covering health and caregiving for Next Avenue. She previously spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area and St. Paul.@EmilyGurnon

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