Interesting But Alarming News

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.

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Response: Health Affairs Blog Post: It’s Time For Fairness In Organ Distribution

I don’t know how to feel about this blog post to be quite honest.  I know that the allocation & final rules vary organ to organ, so I can only speak to lungs, not liver.  I wish though, that the Health Affairs Blog would have made that distinction in the title of this post because this clearly only addresses livers. Not other organs in contrast or comparison, so it’s not a wholly balanced discussion.

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New Forms of Transplant Raise New Questions

I know I name drop Arthur Caplan’s name quite a bit. Yet, he really nails many ethical issues on the head.   I’ve been reading quite a bit on transplant advances & new forms of transplants being done lately.  It’s exciting to me on one hand, on the other it deeply conflicts me…

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HOT BUTTON: Response To “Wealthiest – Not Sickest – Patients May Have Edge In Organ Transplants”

I saw this Science Daily news article in my Twitter feed after arriving back home after a cancelled Social Security Disability testing appointment today.  I was already a bit miffed because I should have gotten a call or notice it was cancelled but didn’t.   However, when I came across this article I was really ambivalent about it.  I know this is a known issue. I am not naive to the ethical issues it raises at all, but I’m not sure this is completely true.  At least in how this discussion is framed.

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