Originally posted by OhZone
I see here a big money making scam. Doctors are telling their patients they need this transplant when in fact they could get well without it.
you have to be kidding right?
get on well without a transplant? way to pool everyone into one big heap without any idea of what it is for.
i was always one who wanted to take my organs with me when i die, that is everyones right and i agree to that principle.
However a good friend who suffered Cystic Fibrosis was always extra cautious. anything he did could end up in a hospital visit for several weeks at a
He arrived back in town yesterday after having a lung transplant interstate and i have to say that actually KNOWING SOMEONE who had a transplant
really opens your eyes to it all.
Im thinking about becoming an organ donor, for without his donor he would never have had a chance at better quality of life.
oh and incase you havent researched CF, life expectancy is about 30yrs because it stunts growth and causes other problems...
he's about 34 and considered to have been one of the lucky ones to have lasted so well but each year he would spend AT LEAST
a month or two in
hospital with colds/flu's, pnuemonia etc.
i have known this guy many years and after seeing him sunday, i heard him TRUELY laugh for the first time ever. no coughing, no wheezing or struggling
for breath with every little giggle he makes.
even the way he speaks and his whole demeaner, its so much more full of life and up beat.
so the whole "giving transplants when they arent needed coz ppl can get by fine without it" thing is the biggest load of baloney reason ive ever
i dunno what backwards hospital schemes run in your area but in Australia organ transplants do not cost the patient, no health fund needed.
good ol goverment medicare takes care of it all
[edit on 9/6/08 by Obliv_au]