Coming soon to government healthcare facilities across the land.
posted on 12/19/2012 9:23:17 AM PST
posted on 12/19/2012 9:24:30 AM PST
(We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
Appalling case, but dont tell me it hasnt happened in the US.
Donor screening nonexistent?
posted on 12/19/2012 9:24:47 AM PST
(If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
The important thing is that the organ donor organization got paid.
posted on 12/19/2012 9:26:08 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
No surprise. When a smoker quits, the cardiovascular mortality decreases very soon. The lung cancer risk is never eliminated.
posted on 12/19/2012 9:30:26 AM PST
("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
A college classmate of mine got a heart-lung transplant at about the same age. I did not hear that the donor was a smoker. He too died shortly after. These operations are not trivial, and a life with CF leaves a weakened body, transplant or no transplant.
posted on 12/19/2012 9:34:34 AM PST
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
posted on 12/19/2012 9:37:43 AM PST
(I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
The UK NHS is rapidly becoming a disaster.
This is probably a situation in which they used the smokere’s lungs on somebody whom they did not expect to survive and gave better ones to those whom were expected to survive.
Brittish (Government) Healthcare at it finest!
Boy, I can’t wait for Obamacare!!!
posted on 12/19/2012 9:42:36 AM PST
by CPT Clay
(Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
“The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust said: “It is very rare for patients to specify that they do not wish to be considered for clinically healthy lungs from smokers.”
“This is because the risks are much higher if patients decline donor lungs from a former smoker, and decide to wait for another set of organs which are both a match for them and from a non-smoker, to become available.”
They still should have let her know, though.
The Over/Under of posters who comment after only reading the headline and fail to read the rest which says she had to take the lungs because she had no choice and would have died waiting for the “perfect” lungs to come along
posted on 12/19/2012 9:49:46 AM PST
(There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
Second hand smoke kills...
posted on 12/19/2012 10:10:56 AM PST
by null and void
(Going Galt: The won't of the people)
I’m not impressed with the dog whistle. She may have died anyway.
posted on 12/19/2012 11:34:23 AM PST
(Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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