Yes, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young got a liver transplant, possibly jumping ahead of others in line to get it, and I know it gave him a "new lease on life," albeit he will have to be on immune-suppressant drugs for the rest of his life.
But why did Mr. Crosby need a liver transplant in the first place? In large part because of his lifestyle of boozing and drug-taking, which is hard on your body.
You would think that the recipients of such expensive treatment ought to pay at least a part of the cost of that treatment (or perhaps take up a collection for voluntary donations). It certainly does not come for free, even if the family of the organ donor isn't allowed to receive compensation.
Frankly, I'm going to try to live a clean enough life that I can avoid having to get on a transplant list. IMO it's kind of a Faustian bargain anyway, because even if you are lucky enough to get a needed organ, you must thereafter stay on immune-suppressant drugs to reduce the chance of your body rejecting the transplanted organ. Many of these people are in and out of the hospital for the rest of their lives on a regular basis, for however long that is. I for one don't have that kind of money, nor do I wish to become that familiar with hospitals.
I can’t understand the folks that want to live forever, getting Frankensteined and paying a fortune to try to grab a few more years. I’m weary of this world already, and I’m only 33. When my organs start failing, I think I will thank God and try to cross a few things off the bucket list before I get called home.