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Proposed changes to kidney allocation
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mrscora01 posted:
They have been studying this for quite a while and there are some suggestions to change the way kidneys are allocated. It will apparently only affect a smaller percentage of people, but it looks at expected longevity of the recipient. So if you are a teenager, you will have a higher priority than a 60 year old. Here is the article.

Cora
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oldtiff47 responded:
I WOULD THINK A TEENAGER WOULD GET THE T/P FIRST.....FOR SURE IF I NEEDED A LIVER(I DO NOT)...IT SHOULD GO TO SOMEONE MUCH YOUNGER THAN I...THERE WOULD BE NO QUESTION IN MY EYES AT ALL....

TIFF
DON'T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN...HEAVEN KNOWS WE NEED THEM HERE !!
 
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mrscora01 replied to oldtiff47's response:
I agree. I think this is mainly about kidneys though. Not sure how it works for other organs. I know that especially as you get older - they offer you less desireable kidneys. I know that as I get older it won't be such a big deal to get an older kidney to "match". You wouldn't want to put a 60 year old kidney in a teenager.

Cora


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