A terminal leukemia patient must have daily blood transfusions or die. A family begs doctors to do everything possible to keep their elderly mother alive.
Roy Roberts weeps outside of a Pinellas Park, Florida, hospice after learning of Terry Schiavo's death in 2005.
Parents cannot accept their newborn baby will not survive.
End-of-life issues top the list of ethical dilemmas hospitals face as medical progress enables doctors to extend an endangered life to the hard-to-determine point where they may actually only be dragging out death.
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