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5/8/12 5:46 P

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I don't like the idea that the older we get the less chance we have of a transplant, but I like the idea that kids will have a greater chance at a full life that we've already had time to experience. We can't have both of these true - unless they make changes that evaluate a person's health status irrespective of their age. I don't know what the criteria would be that would even the playing field that way. This is a very tough set of decisions to make.

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5/7/12 10:28 A

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The one thing that can change this guideline - if you have someone who wants to be YOUR donor and they are NOT a match to you, they will cross reference you to someone else in the same situation.

I will be 50 yrs old next year - if my CKD deteriorates to the point of a transplant, then I will have to find my own donor and pray for the best.

This is sad.

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how sad for us over 50 years of age. I hope they don't do that in Australia.

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5/6/12 2:33 P

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Article to read about the change that is being proposed by the OTN, Organ Transplant Network.

Under kidney transplant proposal, younger patients would get the best organs...
Meaning they are going to change how people are added to the active list and the waitlist.

THIS change change will effect everyone waiting for a transplant.

Jeanla

www.washingtonpost.com/national/unde
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