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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:24 PM

Trump administration finalizes rule that could make thousands more organs available for transplant

Source: Washington Post

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Trump administration finalizes rule that could make thousands more organs available for transplant

By Kimberly Kindy and Lenny Bernstein
November 21, 2020 at 3:44 p.m. EST

The Trump administration has finalized major reforms in the way organs are collected and distributed for transplant, an effort aimed at making thousands more kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs available to the lengthy list of people waiting for them.

The changes, announced Friday evening, are aimed primarily at “organ procurement organizations,” the government-chartered network of 58 nonprofits that collects organs from deceased donors and rushes them to surgeons at transplant centers.

Critics, and occasionally the government, have contended that some OPOs have for years fallen far short of the number of organs they could be collecting, getting by because each enjoys a monopoly on a government-designated piece of territory and reports its own data to the Department of Health and Human Services. That has made it easy for some to manipulate the numbers their performance is judged on.

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Kimberly Kindy
Kimberly Kindy is a national investigative reporter for The Washington Post. In 2015, she was a lead reporter on the paper's Fatal Force project, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk award.

Lenny Bernstein
Lenny Bernstein covers health and medicine. He started as an editor on The Washington Post’s National desk in 2000 and has worked in Metro and Sports. Follow https://twitter.com/LennyMBernstein

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-finalizes-rule-that-could-make-thousands-more-organs-available-for-transplant/2020/11/21/912168d0-2b60-11eb-9b14-ad872157ebc9_story.html

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Reply Trump administration finalizes rule that could make thousands more organs available for transplant (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Saturday OP
eppur_se_muova Saturday #1
dflprincess Saturday #2
Marthe48 Saturday #4
GReedDiamond Saturday #16
DBoon Yesterday #24
Ms. Toad Saturday #14
forgotmylogin Saturday #17
Cha Yesterday #25
Newest Reality Saturday #3
bbernardini Saturday #5
louis-t Saturday #11
Talitha Saturday #6
Doreen Saturday #7
TomVilmer Saturday #8
The Mouth Saturday #9
Ms. Toad Saturday #15
The Mouth 17 hrs ago #29
Ms. Toad 16 hrs ago #31
The Mouth 15 hrs ago #32
Ms. Toad 15 hrs ago #33
rainin Sunday #20
niyad Saturday #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Saturday #12
mpcamb Sunday #23
MrsCoffee 23 hrs ago #27
JohnnyRingo Saturday #13
MrsCoffee 23 hrs ago #28
The Mouth 17 hrs ago #30
Totally Tunsie Sunday #18
Cha Yesterday #26
Grokenstein Sunday #19
CrispyQ Sunday #21
IsItJustMe Sunday #22

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:27 PM

1. What, it's not for-profit ?? How out of character.

I was expecting a program of free-market bounties.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:34 PM

2. Does he need an organ?

Or maybe Ivanka?

I can't think of any other reason he'd care about this.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:43 PM

4. do they do brain transplants?

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

16. They Saved Hitler's Brain...

...so why not Orange Hitler's?

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:33 AM

24. from a donor named Abbie Normal?

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:06 PM

14. He's taking credit for not blocking the work others have been doing for years. n/t

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:52 PM

17. TRUMP ORGANS

"Only the best-quality secondhand organs for the discerning clientele!"

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:35 AM

25. I know.. it's weird. What's up behind

the curtain?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:42 PM

3. Is...

Is Dr. Frankenstein behind this one?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:05 PM

5. I can't be the only one who immediately thought of this:

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Response to bbernardini (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:29 PM

11. Me, me, me...

Immediately thought of it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:06 PM

6. There's not a doubt in my mind that the orange ghoul found a way to profit from this.



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:10 PM

7. My first thought was a book I read about an underground organization

who murdered people for their organs. It was a Stephen King or Dean Koontz type of book.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:11 PM

8. This new rule will forcefully remove hearts from Democrats...

... to change them into Republicans.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:14 PM

9. Donation should be the default for all driver's licenses

with a special box needing to be checked if someone *doesn't* want their organs donated.

Choice still respected, but many more donations would occur

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:07 PM

15. There are some people on DU -

and a lot elsewhere who are adamantly opposed to this.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:28 PM

29. To hell with them

Anyone sociopathic enough to not want to donate organs can just check a box, it's not like anybody's denying their little Nazi ass any privilege.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:01 PM

31. Since I have a daughter who will one day need a liver transplant -

I have, unfortunately, seen the dark underbelly of more DU members than I care to have seen on this matter. They fall into two camps: (1) I don't want to donate my organs because Cheney (or someone like him) will buy it, and (2) it needs to be an opt in system, not an opt out - and no one better dare take my organs without my express permission.

I agree that it needs to be an opt out system - but we have a lot of education to do as to the first concern before an opt out system (and anywhere close to universal donation) will be accepted.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 02:29 PM

32. The education should consist of shaming

and reviling as psychopaths people who are unwilling to donate.

I have more respect for Trump's legal team than I do for anyone who doesn't have that box checked.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 02:35 PM

33. Unfortunately, that doesn't work - and will ultimately make it harder

for folks like my daughter to survive.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:18 AM

20. Agree completely! n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:19 PM

10. Hmmm, think that the predatory, murdering, orange traitor is looking at a transplant in his near

future? Or which of his buddies is he trying to enrich?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:34 PM

12. Because I would cheerfully donate any and all of my organs

to those who need them, I also wonder if any of my now 72 year old organs are actually suitable for transplant. Honestly, y'all can have them if they would do any good, but I sort of doubt you'd want to give any of them (especially my liver) to anyone under the age of 80.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:58 PM

23. Might be some ghoulish unfulfilled sick need trump has. That or parts. Or money.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:50 AM

27. When my father passed, he donated a lot of skin.

It was something that I hadn’t ever really thought about until then.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:03 PM

13. He's going to make it more competitive to harvest organs.

Companies that supply them will start looking for new ways to produce availability.

Stay out of the hospital.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:53 AM

28. My mind instantly went there.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:28 PM

30. Or Prison

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:37 AM

18. Does donnie need a new mushroom?

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:41 AM

26. Okay.. that struck

me funny.. rofl

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 03:23 AM

19. Now I'm REALLY worried

about all those "lost" children the administration won't even try to reunite with their parents...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 10:49 AM

21. It is now OK to harvest organs from democrats.



But put nothing past him. There is no bottom.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

22. Don't trust em.

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Seems like they have an ulterior motive for everything they do. Every time they do something that seems half way decent or moral, my mind is trying to figure out what they are really trying to accomplish.

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