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7/31/13 9:41 A

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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

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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?

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