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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-01-07 01:39 PM
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25. The recipient is paying for the service.
The organ donation program, if I remember correctly from when Hubby was studying it in med school, is entirely free. All the bills are for the surgery and the care. It's a highly specialized and difficult field.
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  -US doctor on organ harvest charge Crisco  Aug-01-07 06:27 AM   #0 
  - Not surprising. I think what this doc did is really just the tip of the  Quakerfriend   Aug-01-07 07:13 AM   #1 
  - This is the ultra-guilded age  Robson   Aug-01-07 07:05 PM   #34 
  - I do, too. And it's very disturbing to think  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 02:35 AM   #48 
  - this is tantamount to murder  blondie58   Aug-01-07 07:30 AM   #2 
  - this is the same as ordering a person to be executed,  mopinko   Aug-01-07 09:17 AM   #11 
  - What if the Recipient Were Dick Cheney?  AndyTiedye   Aug-02-07 01:11 AM   #44 
  - so..where is the christian right outrage?...n/t  orleans   Aug-02-07 02:15 AM   #46 
     - This Christian leftist is outraged. I'm sure the Christian right will be,  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 02:40 AM   #49 
  - The #1 reason I am no longer an organ donor.  sarcasmo   Aug-01-07 07:52 AM   #3 
  - He's not doing it for the money.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 08:56 AM   #6 
  - You KNOW this guy isn't getting money under the table to  acmavm   Aug-01-07 08:59 AM   #7 
  - My husband's a doctor, I know many doctors, and I have never heard of this happening.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 01:36 PM   #23 
     - Well he just did.  trashcanistanista   Aug-01-07 06:08 PM   #30 
  - the only organs you're entitled to are YOUR OWN...  NorthernSpy   Aug-01-07 09:53 AM   #14 
     - Damn Skippy!!  PoconoPragmatist   Aug-01-07 10:52 AM   #20 
     - Absolutely! Which is why there are the safeguards in place and why he was caught.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 01:38 PM   #24 
  - Same here.  trogdor   Aug-01-07 09:04 AM   #8 
  - +1  Blue_Tires   Aug-01-07 06:14 PM   #31 
  - Are you kidding?  progressoid   Aug-01-07 09:46 AM   #13 
  - This is Disturbing  OhioChick   Aug-01-07 08:34 AM   #4 
  - Massively wrong, and he will pay for it.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 08:55 AM   #5 
  - I agree with you. What a mess, though.  yardwork   Aug-01-07 09:06 AM   #9 
  - I Doubt It  PoconoPragmatist   Aug-01-07 11:01 AM   #21 
     - Bad doctors don't, especially when it hits the media.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 01:32 PM   #22 
  - This Is Why I Will Never Be An Organ Donor  PoconoPragmatist   Aug-01-07 09:11 AM   #10 
  - Some people shouldn't be organ donors.  DarbyUSMC   Aug-01-07 09:45 AM   #12 
  - Free Organs - What a Great Way to Create Demand  Crisco   Aug-01-07 09:53 AM   #15 
  - True.  PoconoPragmatist   Aug-01-07 10:47 AM   #18 
  - Kidney donation leaves the donor alive. Big difference.  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 02:47 AM   #50 
  - The recipient is paying for the service.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 01:39 PM   #25 
  - moral of the story: it really IS dangerous to be worth more dead than alive  NorthernSpy   Aug-01-07 10:07 AM   #16 
  - Yup.  PoconoPragmatist   Aug-01-07 10:50 AM   #19 
  - It made the news because it is so rare.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 01:44 PM   #26 
     - Exactly right. An anomoly.  DarbyUSMC   Aug-01-07 02:19 PM   #28 
  - Man kills beggar for his organs (China)  NorthernSpy   Aug-01-07 10:17 AM   #17 
  - Looking into the story a little further, there is room for some doubt.  hedgehog   Aug-01-07 01:52 PM   #27 
  - I Think You Misread  Crisco   Aug-01-07 06:05 PM   #29 
  - I'm going to take my name off the registry  MiserableFailure   Aug-01-07 06:26 PM   #32 
  - Please don't because of one rogue doc.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 06:49 PM   #33 
     - Doctors don't take organs unless they're given permission to do so  MiserableFailure   Aug-01-07 07:16 PM   #35 
        - Again, one rogue surgeon doesn't make for it happening everywhere.  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 07:45 PM   #36 
           - even if the "rogue" doctor goes away, the incentive to pull the plug remains...  NorthernSpy   Aug-01-07 08:04 PM   #38 
  - Thoughts from doctors on similar problems with organ donation:  knitter4democracy   Aug-01-07 07:59 PM   #37 
  - I've carried a donor card since they became available & will continue to do so  Hekate   Aug-01-07 08:28 PM   #39 
  - Thank you k4d  FreedRadical   Aug-01-07 08:48 PM   #40 
     - I'm so sorry for your sister. I lost a kidney last fall.  knitter4democracy   Aug-02-07 06:24 PM   #51 
        - Was your tumor destroying itself? That's what happened  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 10:55 PM   #54 
           - No, it was spreading.  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-07 09:04 AM   #56 
  - My friend has a bumper sticker that says:  DarbyUSMC   Aug-01-07 08:49 PM   #41 
  - Pay it forward made a good screenplay  FreedRadical   Aug-01-07 09:06 PM   #42 
  - Almanac of the Dead  BareNakedLiberal   Aug-02-07 12:56 AM   #43 
  - singsong: C..R..E..E..P..Y....  orleans   Aug-02-07 02:13 AM   #45 
  - I read an article by a doctor/med school prof recently that upset me.  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 02:30 AM   #47 
     - Hubby says no.  knitter4democracy   Aug-02-07 06:37 PM   #52 
     - Hubby could be mistaken, could be unaware of unethical practices of others.  DemBones DemBones   Aug-02-07 10:51 PM   #53 
        - Brain aneurysm killed my aunt, too. It's a horrible thing.  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-07 01:42 PM   #57 
     - My mother recovered after being on a ventilator for a week eom  cutlassmama   Aug-03-07 05:18 AM   #55 
        - That's wonderful!  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-07 01:43 PM   #58 

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