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Organ Wagons To Make House Calls
myfoxny ^

Posted on 12/04/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by traumer

It might sound a little disturbing to some people but a new pilot program will attempt to recover kidneys from people who die at home in Manhattan.

A team of organ specialists will have about 20-minutes after a cardiac-arrest patient is declared dead to arrive at the home, check a donor registry, determine medical eligibility, obtain a family member's consent and get the person into a specialized ambulance.

A special team will monitor 9-1-1 calls about people in danger of dying and they will travel directly to a person's home without being summoned.

The program is being launched Wednesday. It could eventually lead to thousands more organs donated each year. But the five-month trial, a collaboration between Bellevue Hospital and New York City's police and fire departments, could be declared a success without a single organ being recovered, organizers say.

It's being called the Organ Donation Unit. It is being funded by a $1.5 million grant from the U. S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),

The team — composed of two EMTs, an organ donor family services specialist and a Bellevue emergency physician — will interact with grieving and shocked family members in the limited time available before it is too late to use a person's organs. A police detective will arrive at the scene before the team to make sure there's nothing about the death that warrants a criminal investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes; obamacare; organdonation; prolife; reidcare; romneycare; romneydeathpanels
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1 posted on 12/04/2010 9:44:21 AM PST by traumer
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Soylent Green


2 posted on 12/04/2010 9:47:24 AM PST by GeronL
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Will they also find out if the apartment is available and try to sublet it?


3 posted on 12/04/2010 9:48:19 AM PST by x
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To: GeronL

Just wait until they take the organs before the pt dies.


4 posted on 12/04/2010 9:49:11 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: traumer

>> get the [ex-]person into a specialized ambulance

Ambulance? Why?

With all the ghoulish Obama-admin emphasis on “right to life” for those in their all important peak productive years, I figured they’d just flop Grandpa or Grandma up on the kitchen counter and take those valuable kidneys out right there in front of the family.


5 posted on 12/04/2010 9:49:19 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: traumer

Better hope they don’t have quotas like planned parenthood. ;-)


6 posted on 12/04/2010 9:50:24 AM PST by Average Al
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To: traumer

Sounds similar to the Max Headroom TV show.


7 posted on 12/04/2010 9:50:58 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DownInFlames

I am sure that is going to happen at some point.


8 posted on 12/04/2010 9:51:55 AM PST by GeronL
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To: traumer

Hey Chuck, grab that heart and that lung there, while you are at it.


9 posted on 12/04/2010 9:52:01 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: traumer

I can see big problems in store for this outfit.

A loved one dies suddenly , and within 20 minutes the vultures arrive screaming for his/her organs?

CPR started and stopped in the home?

Things have changed a lot since I rode “the Box” but established procedures then were once you start CPR it continues until the Doctor at the hospital ends it, or the guy is breathing on his own.


10 posted on 12/04/2010 9:52:03 AM PST by Venturer
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A special team will monitor 9-1-1 calls about people in danger of dying
New ways to expand the Death Panels.
11 posted on 12/04/2010 9:53:05 AM PST by samtheman
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To: traumer

There’s someone with a heart in Manhattan? Who knew!


12 posted on 12/04/2010 9:53:07 AM PST by anonsquared
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To: Nervous Tick

13 posted on 12/04/2010 9:53:24 AM PST by traumer
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“BRING OUT YOURRRRRR DEAD!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs


14 posted on 12/04/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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If someone dies at home from whatever ailment, it is a pretty good bet that their kidneys are not in the best of shape.


15 posted on 12/04/2010 9:53:54 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: traumer

“Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!
... Alright then: we’re coming in!”


16 posted on 12/04/2010 9:54:32 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: x

LOL, they should try and collect the government’s death tax right then and there as well.


17 posted on 12/04/2010 9:55:05 AM PST by americanophile
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To: traumer

May God help me if I ever open my eyes and see that looking down on me on my gurney.

If I’m not already having a heart attack, I will launch ino one at that instant.


18 posted on 12/04/2010 9:55:28 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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19 posted on 12/04/2010 9:56:07 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: traumer

If they cared about lives, they could do 60 zillion others things.

This is all about getting us accustomed to macabre displays of gruesome materialism.

Like the airport pat-downs.


20 posted on 12/04/2010 9:56:18 AM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: traumer

21 posted on 12/04/2010 9:56:27 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (The Tea Party will be heard Mr. Speaker!)
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To: traumer

Grave robbery is now public service.


22 posted on 12/04/2010 9:57:10 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: americanophile

What will they do if he is still breathing...?


23 posted on 12/04/2010 9:57:35 AM PST by traumer
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To: DownInFlames
Just wait until they take the organs before the pt dies.

That was my first thought. What if he's not dead yet? Sure, they supposedly will have a physician with them but that's just the fox guarding the hen house.

24 posted on 12/04/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: traumer

...details.


25 posted on 12/04/2010 9:58:14 AM PST by americanophile
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To: DownInFlames

26 posted on 12/04/2010 9:58:44 AM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
This is the fifth vic this week who has had both their kidneys removed.


27 posted on 12/04/2010 9:59:48 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: 444Flyer

I was so going to post this but thought maybe I’d scroll down first and see if someone beat me to it... it is the first thing I thought of... meanwhile one of my favorite Monty Python’s. Cracks me up every time.


28 posted on 12/04/2010 10:01:23 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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A special team will monitor 9-1-1 calls about people in danger of dying and they will travel directly to a person's home without being summoned.

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Holy cow.

29 posted on 12/04/2010 10:01:48 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: traumer
Organ Wagons visiting my home? Why should I care. It sounds cool to me.


30 posted on 12/04/2010 10:02:32 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: traumer
You rubes just don't get it.

The reason the government can force you to purchase medical insurance is because THEY OWN YOUR BODY, and expect you to pay for any damages you inflict upon it.

And since we have established that they own your body, they also own the component parts and expect you to make them available for resale by them as soon as possible.

31 posted on 12/04/2010 10:03:38 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Paved Paradise

This is stranger than fiction.

Scene 2

MORTICIAN: Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here’s one — nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
MORTICIAN: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing — here’s your nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
MORTICIAN: Here — he says he’s not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not!
MORTICIAN: He isn’t.
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill.
DEAD PERSON: I’m getting better!
CUSTOMER: No, you’re not — you’ll be stone dead in a moment.
MORTICIAN: Oh, I can’t take him like that — it’s against regulations.
DEAD PERSON: I don’t want to go in the cart!
CUSTOMER: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
MORTICIAN: I can’t take him...
DEAD PERSON: I feel fine!
CUSTOMER: Oh, do us a favor...
MORTICIAN: I can’t.
CUSTOMER: Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won’t
be long.
MORTICIAN: Naaah, I got to go on to Robinson’s — they’ve lost nine
today.
CUSTOMER: Well, when is your next round?
MORTICIAN: Thursday.
DEAD PERSON: I think I’ll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER: You’re not fooling anyone y’know. Look, isn’t there
something you can do?
DEAD PERSON: I feel happy... I feel happy.
[whop]
CUSTOMER: Ah, thanks very much.
MORTICIAN: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
CUSTOMER: Right.
[clop clop]
MORTICIAN: Who’s that then?
CUSTOMER: I don’t know.
MORTICIAN: Must be a king.
CUSTOMER: Why?
MORTICIAN: He hasn’t got sh@! all over him.


32 posted on 12/04/2010 10:03:55 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: traumer

This sounds so, oh, I don’t know, Red Chinese.


33 posted on 12/04/2010 10:04:00 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: 444Flyer

That was so funny, thanks.


34 posted on 12/04/2010 10:07:04 AM PST by Ditter
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To: trisham

35 posted on 12/04/2010 10:08:08 AM PST by traumer
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To: John 3_19-21

Oooh, you beat me to it!

36 posted on 12/04/2010 10:08:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: traumer

Imagine the assaults this is going to cause, when these people come to the door within 20 minutes of a family members death.


37 posted on 12/04/2010 10:08:38 AM PST by Husker24
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38 posted on 12/04/2010 10:09:16 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Venturer

That hasn’t changed.


39 posted on 12/04/2010 10:09:26 AM PST by meatloaf
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” If someone dies at home from whatever ailment, it is a pretty good bet that their kidneys are not in the best of shape.”

Bingo.
And who dies at home ?
Someone with a chronic illness or an overdose.

” Donors will need to be between the ages of 18 and 60 who die of heart attacks. “

Without an autopsy..how do they determine it was a heart attack ??
And if someone previously in good health suddenly collapses that should require further investigation.
And a prolonged CPR.

” Of the roughly 50,000 people who died of all causes last year in downstate New York area hospitals,
only about 600 were judged eligible to donate their organs.
Of those, only 261 became donors,...”
Organ donation is an incredible life saving and extending procedure that is making great advances every year..
well, until Barrycare snuffs it.
But, there is something rushed and creepy and fraught with potential problems about this organ wagon.


40 posted on 12/04/2010 10:09:32 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: GeronL
One more:


41 posted on 12/04/2010 10:10:56 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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The team — composed of two EMTs, an organ donor family services specialist and a Bellevue emergency physician — will interact with grieving and shocked family members in the limited time available before it is too late to use a person's organs.

For their sakes they should wear mouth guards. They will show up at a private residence -- without being summoned -- and then start pressuring people who just saw a loved one die to sign a form and let them cut into said loved one to remove some organs.

This is what decades of liberalism gets us. A decided lack of humanity.
42 posted on 12/04/2010 10:11:54 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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"“BRING OUT YOURRRRRR DEAD!”"

Sorry, but that is so old fashioned. The new and improved version is:

"Coming for your dead"

43 posted on 12/04/2010 10:15:41 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: traumer

Ah yes, I can see the t.v. “public service “ messages now...

“Doing CPR is stealing an organ from someone who needs it”

“No organs to donate? We accept watches, jewelry and gold teeth”

“Save a life! Die!”


44 posted on 12/04/2010 10:15:54 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 444Flyer

We are all in the organ farm now


45 posted on 12/04/2010 10:17:08 AM PST by GeronL
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To: traumer

Sort of like the Welcome Wagon, but they want stuff so you meet them at the door with a shotgun.


46 posted on 12/04/2010 10:18:17 AM PST by tumblindice (Is the heart a muscle or an organ? I'm going with muscle.)
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To: mrsmith
Close, but more of MP's The Meaning of Life:
Knock-knock

"Yes?"

"We're here for your liver."

"But I'm still using it."

"This is your signature on the organ donor card?"

"Yes, but...arrrgh" as his liver is cut out.


47 posted on 12/04/2010 10:18:33 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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This must be a joke. If it is not a joke then one more step has been taken towards considering people things, objects, non-humans.


48 posted on 12/04/2010 10:18:33 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: traumer

Is this the one about waking up in a bathtub full of ice?


49 posted on 12/04/2010 10:19:53 AM PST by SERKIT (TSA-Form 2 Lines: Irradiation or Humiliation)
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To: 444Flyer

thanks for printing up the script. LOL. “you big baby.” So much more truth to this thing than I’d like to think about.


50 posted on 12/04/2010 10:21:19 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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