This article may just be for journalism nerds like me…but I’m glad Donate Life California passed this along.
Frank Bodino’s story is incredible. Read it for yourself here.
Yet, what’s even more incredible is how he’s being re-listed through a novel program after being turned down by 4 other centers even with his relentless dedication to taking care of his donor heart.
While I love the Young Turks, I’m torn on this video. Both Cenk & Ana seem to say they understand the transplant process but they oversimplify the decisions that go into listing & selecting candidates for transplant, whether they are adults, or in this case, children.
There were other reasons than my differing with the way Columbia manages their transplant program & candidates care that makes me relieved that I moved out of New York City when I did.
The New York State donation rate is another.
This article is brutally honest. I understand much of it & disagree with some minor points overall. I do understand & agree where Brian is coming from. It’s a hard read. Kicks up a lot of emotion. Continue reading
One of my friends from Twitter passed me this link this morning. I do not cry easily but after I read it I was in tears because I was so upset for Che Duvall (& his family) whose trust & care was violated by this center.
Transplant is hard enough without dying from preventable risks like this & suffering needlessly for months. His center did wrong by him (& by the three other patients whose trust was so flagrantly violated).
This was a difficult alert to read. However, I commend my center for looking into such issues & challenging transplant centers as a whole to do better by their patients.
While this was a liver transplant based study, I am sure livers are not the only organ that are affected by such practices.