Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
NANA-JEAN's Photo NANA-JEAN Posts: 8,832
7/31/13 9:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you Claire, very interesting article.

In my research for one of my papers for school, there was this debate due to the news article a while back about the cut off age for recipients. If memory serves me correctly (it may not - I feel like MUSH right now in my thinking) as it stands right now - I think no one over the age of 65 is eligible for a transplant, unless you have a family member willing to donate directly to you.
While I agree that young people may have a greater chance to live a full long life, I do not think that they should be at the top of the list for that reason alone (the new guidelines would be the younger you are - the closer to the top of the list you go - if memory is right).
With this article - I do feel that there needs to be more post-op care and information, or follow through with medical people and family members of the recipient.

But we all know that people can be told something is going to END their life, but they continue to do the behavior, habit or lifestyle all they want.

Just my 2 cents.. again I do not feel that I am thinking very clearly right now - jean

Dad: BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
me: FAITH: Forwarding all issues to heaven

Leader:Loving Our Kidneys
Kidney Failure is the 8th leading cause of death in USA

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.~Edward Stanley

"Seventy years are given to us!Some may even reach eighty.
But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone


 Pounds lost: 34.0 
 
0
11.25
22.5
33.75
45
CLAIRE_LEFT_SP's Photo CLAIRE_LEFT_SP Posts: 2,802
7/30/13 5:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply

This is an interesting article about ethics. We know their failure is most often because they don't do what they are supposed to do post transplant - they are teenagers! Do we put them to the bottom of the list? Do we do more post-transplant support?

www.nbcnews.com/health/ethicist-teen
s-
have-high-failure-rates-after-organ-R>transplants-cut-6C10789252


Claire
********
Those who think they have no time for a healthy lifestyle will sooner or later will have to find time for illness.
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Loving Our Kidneys General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
National Kidney Foundation offers.... 5/5/2015 1:09:26 PM
August Chat 8/14/2015 12:13:08 PM
6 Tips to be Water Wise for healthy kidney 5/6/2015 10:51:01 PM
1 - thing you do for kidney health 12/19/2015 5:55:17 PM
June Chat 6/30/2015 4:12:11 PM



Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54329703

Review our Community Guidelines


x Lose 10 Pounds by September 10! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.