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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s what I’m thinking - there’s an adult out there waiting for a lung. That adult might be the mother of three or the sole supporting member of a family of six. Why should this 10 year old go to the head of the line? Cystic fibrosis destroyed her lungs. How long would it take for that horrible, incurable disease to destroy the transplanted lung?


59 posted on 06/04/2013 7:59:21 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

It doesn’t matter.

First off, weighing who is more deserving of a procedure because of X factors is dangerous to the point of insane.

I would say the only factor that really matters is how close to death a potential recipient may be. If death is very close, then by all means, give that person the surgery that will stave off death.

And to answer your other question, how long would it take for the incurable disease to destroy the transplanted lung?

Long enough for her parents to love her another day.

Sometimes in this world, even a single minute is more valuable than anything else on the face of the earth, especially if that minute is the last one you’ll ever spend with the child that you made.


69 posted on 06/04/2013 8:21:50 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Mercat
Wow! Actually a sane thought. I have a terminal lung disease and on many support groups. If there was a viable lung available her doctors would have already performed the tx.
141 posted on 06/05/2013 6:39:05 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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The little girl isn’t getting in line ahead of any adult. She has been on the list for a while but EVERY adult on that list is bumping her down to the bottom of the list. They will not give adult lungs to children under 12 until all the adults waiting have received lungs. Her parents are asking for her to get HER turn on the waiting list and nothing more. IOW, if I was to get on the donor list today, this little girl would be behind me in line. I agree that it is unfair and the rules should be changed.


161 posted on 06/05/2013 9:21:44 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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