I basically agree with you, but what I'm saying its case-by-case.
Big drinkers ruin their livers - they are fasttracked to death because of their behavior. Yet, they get organs just like anyone else would/
It's case by case. I'm with you though - the whole organ industry royally sucks, but what can we do? Until we can develop machines that can be used for organs, or be able to clone organ parts, it's a sucky system out there.
posted on 11/21/2003 1:08:01 PM PST
(I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
Actually that's not comletely true. Alcoholics can be and are denied transplants if they continue to drink or refuse to enter rehab programs.
Same thing with smokers and lung transplants. They can be and most of the time are refused the transplant if they won't stop smoking.
And I agree that the system in place isn't ideal but at this point it's all we've got.
Unless you f-----g need one like me. Then its not so (SUCKEY).
posted on 11/21/2003 1:20:13 PM PST
The doctors and nurses are not at risk from catching cirrhosis though. Just as in life, many HIV and AIDS carriers don't care about how many they infect. They don't care while they are dying either. And of course, the nurses can't opt out. It's not a matter of saving a life anymore but a matter of dying because of others lifestyles and their "rights" to do whatever feels good.
posted on 11/21/2003 3:21:02 PM PST
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