5 Discoveries That Will Change The Future of Organ Transplants

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PurpleMonkey
PurpleMonkey

As a 16 year old who's had 2 liver transplants, this makes me very excited. Those of you Bible thumpers who say "We shouldn't be playing God." and such non-sense, you have no right. You probably have not had a transplant, much less two in less then 10 years. I waited over 15 months for my second liver. Waiting for a life-saving surgery like a transplant is bad enough, but when you're told that you don't know when you'll get it, it makes it even worse. So, spare me the religious nonsense and support this advancement in medical technology. Read up on rejection of transplanted organs, and realize that organs created from a persons own cells will NOT cause rejections.

misuanan
misuanan

Morons, the lot of you. Come on people, let's give Alexandra Sifferlin her props. Is there no end to Body Rejection of Transplants's face-saving measures? Spare us the charade for pity's sake! I am sick to death of them riding rough-shod over http://edit-my-papers.com/essay-editing

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dantonstl
dantonstl

that is nasty. Can we just have a supreme court decision to have adult lungs put in our pre pubescent daughter so she can live one more week, but with these stitches and stuff before the experiment and previous regulations revolving around transplants can JUSTIFY why They just wanna see or TRY themselves, for the sakes of heartache and the sakes of torturous turmoil, please? overturn it, so the decisions can go back in tact?

meddevguy
meddevguy

I help invent medical devices and applaud technical advances that have the potential of ending lists of people waiting for transplants. However, today there are lists -- and recent events throw a chilling pall on the situation:

On the first page there is a tale of judge overriding the medical system -- No matter how compelling the story or recipient, a hired gun lawyer used our legal system to win the biggest prize of all -- life -- for his client. Couple that with recent revelations that our government used the justice and tax systems to punish political opponents and you have governments deciding who lives and dies based on whether the patient will vote for them. Harsh? maybe, but I didn't do the DOJ and IRS things -- they did.

It gets better -- we are talking about fantastically expensive growing technologies when previews of ObamaCare are disallowing even rudimentary, non-invasive medical imaging. Does anybody really believe that these medical advances are going to be encouraged when lower costs and including more voters gets or keeps governments in office? Who exactly is going to pay for this stuff?

But it does make a great story.

Personal opinion not that of any organization.

KountyKobbler
KountyKobbler

As an End Stage Renal disease patient   that has qualified for a possible Kidney transplant  some day   it looks promising  at times and terrifying  at others  This life is supposed to be Temporary and the Learning grounds for  the return to the Father that gave all spirits life.That is the challenge for all that live and breath  at this time..

dantonstl
dantonstl

and thats what we wanna see on lifetime, not some crap about casey anthony or zimmerman being as gangster as the next gangster, its old news.

TallusRip
TallusRip

@meddevguy As far as I'm aware, ObamaCare is running a pilot program to try and cut down on the MASSIVE financial burden of unnecessary testing.  They're not -dis-allowing anything, they're just seeing what they can do to cut costs for procedures, labs and tests that don't need to be done.  As an example, my OBGYN wanted me to do labwork for a bunch of hormones because my cycle is all weird.  Results?  All normal.  Was I bothered by my cycle being weird?  No.  Was here any real need to do these labs other than curiosity?  No.  Money kind of wasted.  But I did as my doctor asked because she's the doctor and it sounded reasonable to inquire.  If she had been more frugal, she could've just asked if I wanted to do the tests, and when I would've said no, she could've just said fine and to monitor it, in case it becomes a problem in the future.

TallusRip
TallusRip

@KountyKobbler Then why are you on a list to get a transplant?  If you truly believe there's a land of milk and honey after you die, get off the list, give the kidney to someone who thinks this life is all we have, and go be with your skydaddy.

meddevguy
meddevguy

@TallusRip @meddevguy And you're judging that there is MASSIVE unnecessary testing because sometimes the results come up negative. And ObamaCare is "cutting down" but that is "not dis-allowing anything"? Those evil, money-grubbing doctors who spent a third of their lives in med school should not be listened to, but a government that has just used the Department of Justice and the IRS to influence an election shows the kind of morality that you WOULD trust?

Yeah, cut out those stupid "expensive" medical imaging studies -- let's just go back to exploratory surgery (at 50 times the price) -- if the surgery is negative, you are permanently disfigured and if they are right, you are too weak to cure the condition and you die anyway. Yes, I think you should have disobeyed your doctor and taken a chance -- your judgement is superior.

A personal opinion, not of any organization.

KountyKobbler
KountyKobbler

@TallusRip @KountyKobbler  We are on earth to develop faith and live to learn faith by the absence of the Father for  by sight its knowledge not faith  that is a hope and a confidence in things that are true that you can not see. Faith without works is dead  as long as I am able to do something of service for others  i fell i am not wasting  anything. and since  i am A ra neg blood  its not too likely that i will find a donor match  it is also not too likely  that others with kidney failure would match  a kidney that would work  for me.