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    What do you think of this? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8159813.stm

    Should he have been denied a liver just because he caused his own to fail? There are lots of people whose organs fail because of their own fault yet they still get transplants.
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    Well there's only so many spare livers going around so it's better to give it to someone who isn't likely to **** it up.
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    People that have caused their own organs to fail are generally on the bottom of the list. Mainly because they go back into their old ways and destroy their new one, when someone else wouldn't.
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    Someone who needed it (and was going to look after it) should have got it, and they did. Right decision, in my opinion.
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    There's loads of factors that need to be considered before someone actually gets an organ for donation, so for something like this it's really unlikely he'd ever get a new liver.

    Not saying he deserved to die though...
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    Personally I think (as harsh as it sounds) that people who have caused their own medical problems, such as the one in the article should generally not be given priority over those who have illnesses which are not of their own doing.

    Organs are unfortunately so few and far between that life and death decisions have to be made and I cant really see how it it could be justified if a vital organ went to someone who had ****** it up for themselves over someone who was born with a birth defect say.

    Its a horrible, horrible thing either way and the guy was young which is a shame but thats the consequences of his actions. Hopefully stories such as this will wake society up and make them realise that the NHS isnt a bottomless pit that will be able to help and provide for you no matter what crap you inflict upon yourself. I also hope it'll encourage more people to sign up as organ doners by restoring faith that the right decisions are made and their organs wont just go to some drunk.
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    So what is his life expectancy from now?
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    It is wrong that he was denied a liver transplant. Doctors are supposed to help everyone indiscriminately.

    However, since the waiting list is long and full of people who were less responsible for their condition, it was correct to put others first. In the event that there was a transplant available and the doctors refused to do it, then it probably would've been cruel.
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    (Original post by bluestorm)
    What do you think of this? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8159813.stm

    Should he have been denied a liver just because he caused his own to fail? There are lots of people whose organs fail because of their own fault yet they still get transplants.
    But health chiefs ruled he should not be exempt from strict organ donation criteria which require an alcohol-free period of at least six months.

    It would've been unsafe to perform the implant, the new liver would have been at high risk immediately anyways (even compared to normal transplants). It wasn't to spite the guy
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    Don't see anything wrong with the decision considering there are plenty of other needy people around and that liver would have gone to someone else.
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    So what is his life expectancy from now?
    He dead
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    (Original post by BumperBo)
    He dead
    So...not good? :p:

    These are tough times and organs aren't easy to come by when everyone just wants to be turned to ash when they die. At the end of the day it forces people to be more responsible (in theory) but clearly there are people out there that, in their current circumstance, don't give two hoots.
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    Very short article... its not about denying him the organ because hes self inflicted... but in fact..

    organ donation criteria which require an alcohol-free period of at least six months.
    because it needs to be alcohol free for 6 months
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    (Original post by leeming)
    Very short article... its not about denying him the organ because hes self inflicted... but in fact..



    because it needs to be alcohol free for 6 months
    THANK YOU! I posted that a while ago but people seem to have not read the article D:
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    He didn't fit the six month no-alcohol criteria, so he refused his own transplant.

    Hopefully he'll rest in peace though.
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    There are rules and he didn't abide by them.
    Harsh, but why should particular cases be made exempt?
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    (Original post by bluestorm)
    What do you think of this? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8159813.stm

    Should he have been denied a liver just because he caused his own to fail? There are lots of people whose organs fail because of their own fault yet they still get transplants.
    He was an idiot. No sympathy.
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Well there's only so many spare livers going around so it's better to give it to someone who isn't likely to **** it up.
    This.
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    Yeah, **** the ****.

    The stupid ******* idiot.
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    Actually, what occurred is not allowed.

    Binge drinkers who get liver disease are entitled to receive a liver transplant since it's their first time needing one.

    If they damage a transplanted liver again after being warned about the consequences then they will be disallowed from another transplantation.

    I don't agree with what happened in this case, but in my honest opinion, if the liver was used on someone else who didn't binge drink then it was the right choice, but when you make these decisions, it's usually not what you think, but the order of the waiting list.
 
 
 
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