posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 02:45 PM
Certainly not pandemic in and of itself, but a patient received a donated organ from a deceased and a year later dies of rabies. Turns out the
original deceased (donor) died of encephalitis-like symptoms which were not resolved. And there were other recipients of organs from the same
I'd have a hard time with the idea of accepting a donated organ from somebody who died of a disease which was either bacterial or viral in the first
place, and I'm not sure why the industry itself let this get by. Granted, the donation may have given the recipient a year to live that they
wouldn't have otherwise had, but on the other hand they could have examined the donor's corpse after the fact to resolve what the disease was and
perhaps address the issue in the recipients (which could have been done).
The reason this strikes me, is that in my own personal experience I had a non-life-threatening medical issue which was life-changing had it not been
addressed, and there were essentially 4 ways to address it. I could have had surgery, steroid injections, physiotherapy, or ignore it and the docs
could not seem to come up with the best solution. In my case, I researched the issue, looked at the MRI, and the solution was obvious. I made the
choice and the results were impeccable. I'm just confused why highly skilled and highly paid professionals coudln't have made the decision or at
least give their professional opinion as to what the best course would be (which they didn't).
My over-riding issue with this is BEWARE THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY. You almost have to be your own doctor these days.