Report: Younger Transplant Patients Would Get the Best Kidneys

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    The nation's organ-transplant network may give younger, healthier people preference over older, sicker patients for the best kidneys, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Instead of giving priority to patients who have been on the waiting list longest, the new rules would match recipients and organs based on factors such as age and health -- an attempt to maximize the number of years provided by each kidney, the newspaper reported.

    "We're trying to best utilize the gift of the donated organ," the Post quoted Kenneth Andreoni, an associate professor of surgery at Ohio State University, as saying. Andreoni chairs the committee that is reviewing possible changes for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a private nonprofit group contracted by the federal government to coordinate organ allocation. "It's an effort to get the most out of a scarce resource."

    Some bioethicists call it age discrimination.

    Report: Younger Transplant Patients Would Get the Best Kidneys | CNSnews.com





    yep,, and steal 960Billion dollars from medicare and you got "Sarah Palin was right"
     
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    I thought this was common sense? Give a heart, or whatever organ happens to be at issue, to someone who has a long & productive life ahead of them or a 70 yr old, Florida, couch potato, retiree?
     
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    you wouldn't know common sense if it bit you in the ass.
     
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    See ^^^^ that's a death panel. Anyone who thinks it's ok to decide who lives and who dies.

    Apparently, 70 year old add no value to society. Who knew?
     
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    Just call it a death panel and be done with it.
     
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    $$$ is a bigger factor than you want to know as well.

    Just ask Jerry Garcia.
     
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    Sarah Palin flat out tells the truth and democrats lie through their teeth you anti Palin folks might want to think about that. JUst sayin.
     
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    I can't rep you right now but someone needs to..
     
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    A private, non-profit group contracted by the federal government...this is what happens when the rightwingloons get their way and let the private sector do a job. Imagine when all schools are private...

    Looks like you voted against your self, old girl.

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    NEWSFLASH CaliBrat!!! Insurance co's are also death panels. They just happen to have a profit-motive which makes them A-OK by you eh?
    Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies - CNN
     
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