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Protesters ask for better access to kidney, liver transplants
Chicago Tribune ^ | August 05, 2013 | Ellen Jean Hirst

Posted on 08/06/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied.

The men and women protested Monday outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, some taking long breaks for dialysis. They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: amnesty; chicago; criminals; gangofeight; health; illegals; mccain; mexico; obamacare; protest; rubio; transplants
It takes a set of onions to want livers in this capacity.
1 posted on 08/06/2013 4:11:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think they should volunteer their own.


2 posted on 08/06/2013 4:12:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

3 posted on 08/06/2013 4:12:42 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

so here’s another angle to illegal aliens. Now we’re supposed to be liberal regarding illegal aliens so they can get transplant surgery. okay..............................


4 posted on 08/06/2013 4:12:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is insanity and a sign on how far gone this country is...


5 posted on 08/06/2013 4:14:31 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hardy-har-har ... ;-)


6 posted on 08/06/2013 4:15:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They can always go to their own country and get the transplants


7 posted on 08/06/2013 4:16:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Will they be willing to pay for their own transplant?

I doubt it.

It’s a lot cheaper surgery in their own country I bet. Heck, they could fly to India and get’er done a LOT cheaper.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 4:18:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ConservativeStatement

Some one needs to tell them they need an ‘illegal’ kidney for it to be successful in them.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nice word play.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 4:19:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Exactly why would we put criminals who enter our country illegally ahead of Americans in line for transplants? That makes no sense at all to me. To the extent that this makes sense to residents of our country, America is dead.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think it is only fair. They should get on the phone with Mexico and have them send the organs up here right away.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 4:21:34 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: GeronL

>>It’s a lot cheaper surgery in their own country I bet. Heck, they could fly to India and get’er done a LOT cheaper.<<

“Choose 1 for a new kidney, 2 for a new liver or star for a combination...”


13 posted on 08/06/2013 4:22:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Revolting cat!

They should illegally move to Chiner where they could BUY a slightly used liver or kidney. Front of the line.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 4:22:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ConservativeStatement
They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.

They cut in front of one line, why not all?

15 posted on 08/06/2013 4:23:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

HELL YEAH!!!! Why do they give you a pound of meat and three tortillas?? And when you ask for more, they always “forget”, but they give you as many bowls of chips as you can eat.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 4:23:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeStatement
If anybody anywhere doesn't have something they need, it is because the evil rich don't pay enough taxes.
17 posted on 08/06/2013 4:24:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Basically, you are saying (sarcasm)....


18 posted on 08/06/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: GeronL

“They can always go to their own country and get the transplants”

Such a simple concept, eh? Yet they come here and bitch to us every damn time about not getting enough freebies.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope they eat soon. They could damage their liver or kidneys.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

IF they can pay for it, that is fine. Put ‘em on the list, give ‘em the transplant, cash the check, deport them.
If they can’t pay for it, they should get NOTHING, but deported.


21 posted on 08/06/2013 4:38:52 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This will sound macabre but they have executions and killings by the thousands in Mexico every year. If they could get to those victims just mas rapido............


22 posted on 08/06/2013 4:40:51 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kick them out so hard that they bounce.


23 posted on 08/06/2013 4:53:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 4:56:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t understand how the fly kids from mexico for transplants without any issue. Is it because they need to go to mexico to be put on the list?


25 posted on 08/06/2013 4:56:05 PM PDT by dila813
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To: ConservativeStatement

How dare this newspaper not print: Illegal Alien Protestors demand better access to kidney/liver transplants?!


26 posted on 08/06/2013 4:57:36 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: DoughtyOne
LOL!
Nicely stated. If they eat, they are probably eating food bought with an EBT card. Which they are not supposed to be eligible to get, but do. And my taxes, food and gas costs go up to pay for.

I wish my friends son could get his life saving insulin free.
Maybe if so many illegals weren't getting free dialysis, and transplants, and drugs...actual USA citizens who do pay for taxes and healthcare, could afford them.

Is the Catholic Church paying for any of the medical procedures they organize protests for, and demand taxpaying citizens of sovereign nations pay for, worldwide?
No?
Didn't think so.

Perhaps these illegals in Chicago should illegally immigrate to Italy, and get on the transplant list there.
Or perhaps my friends son should illegally immigrate to Italy, and then he could get free healthcare...is that also a no?

27 posted on 08/06/2013 5:27:49 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: sarasmom
LOL! Nicely stated. If they eat, they are probably eating food bought with an EBT card. Which they are not supposed to be eligible to get, but do. And my taxes, food and gas costs go up to pay for.

I hear ya.

I wish my friends son could get his life saving insulin free. Maybe if so many illegals weren't getting free dialysis, and transplants, and drugs...actual USA citizens who do pay for taxes and healthcare, could afford them.

Can't argue with that. I agree.

Is the Catholic Church paying for any of the medical procedures they organize protests for, and demand taxpaying citizens of sovereign nations pay for, worldwide? No? Didn't think so.

A lot of organizations champion things they don't have to pay for. We seem to be responsible for the planet, no matter what our conditions here are turning into.

Perhaps these illegals in Chicago should illegally immigrate to Italy, and get on the transplant list there. Or perhaps my friends son should illegally immigrate to Italy, and then he could get free healthcare...is that also a no?

We all know, these people wouldn't get these sorts of freebies anywhere else in the world. And for that matter, neither would we. Heck, their own country won't help them.

28 posted on 08/06/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

some kidneys are at steak...


29 posted on 08/06/2013 5:44:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ConservativeStatement

They don’t just want to redistribute your wealth - now they want your extra organs!


30 posted on 08/06/2013 5:45:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek

They still have to pay for the tx.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 6:10:21 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably through some wrinkle of Obamacare, they’ll get moved to the front of the line.


32 posted on 08/06/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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As a caregiver to my spouse who is listed by UNOS for a liver transplant, there seems to be some information lacking in this thread.

To be listed is a long and grueling process to go through. You would have to be healthy in every other aspect or you won't qualify. Organs may not be available when a person reaches the transplant stage. Also, once listed for a transplant, one can be de-listed for many reasons. Many waiting for transplants die while hoping for that phone call.

It isn't as simple as writing a check to pay for it.
33 posted on 08/06/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Yes.

"people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike"

Uh, yeah, that's JUST what your failing kidneys and livers need.

No food or water.

THAT'LL show the bastards!

Whaaah...my already diseased organs have now been damaged beyond where a transplant would even help?

And meaning I'm not eligible for a transplant anymore because I have shown evidence that I'm irresponsible?

Whaaaah...

34 posted on 08/06/2013 7:41:25 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

LOL


35 posted on 08/06/2013 7:49:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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