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(My Fox DC)   The worst thing about the kidney exchange program is that by the time your body gets used to it, the semester is over and you have to pack it up and give it back   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 42
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2009-12-16 12:46:11 PM
I'd like to exchange livers with a Mormon. Mine still works and would probably take less of a beating in their body, and I would get a fresh liver to ruin.
 
2009-12-16 01:00:47 PM
Talk about paying it forward...
 
2009-12-16 01:16:08 PM
Nice headline; I chuckled. +1
 
2009-12-16 02:18:03 PM
It also sucks in a workplace environment when Jim from Accounting gets the awesome kidney from Fry's and you have to keep the one someone bought for $0.59 at the Family Dollar.
 
2009-12-16 02:24:08 PM
This is an interesting and clever approach.

I wonder if we could improve it by giving "fungible tickets of appreciation" to kidney donors that they could use in a more flexible way , perhaps even divisible into small units for efficiency and the ability to participate in multiple rewards.

You could donate your kidney and perhaps use those "tickets of appreciation" to do things like pay for your childs hospital stay or your own trip to Vegas.
 
2009-12-16 02:25:20 PM
In other words, Fox doesn't think white people are Americans:

"Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white".

Finally, the truth is out!
 
2009-12-16 02:26:35 PM
African Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white. Most of the recipients in this exchange are minorities.

Man, blacks just cannot catch a break.
 
2009-12-16 02:29:16 PM
REPO! references in 3...2...1...
 
2009-12-16 02:29:22 PM
AnEvilGuest: You could donate your kidney and perhaps use those "tickets of appreciation" to do things like pay for your childs hospital stay or your own trip to Vegas.

And then take out a home equity loan to buy back your "tickets of appreciation".
 
2009-12-16 02:31:04 PM
I work for a HLA Lab so i'm getting a chuckle from this.
 
2009-12-16 02:31:05 PM
That story made me need a restroom break.
 
2009-12-16 02:33:38 PM
CapnChernobyl: REPO! references in 3...2...1...

theexpiredmeter.com

/HA!
 
2009-12-16 02:38:14 PM
How many non-people patients were involved?
 
2009-12-16 02:38:18 PM
Beauxnick: I work for a HLA Lab so i'm getting a chuckle from this.

I had a transplant 14 years ago last Sunday, so I'm getting an even bigger chuckle.

/heart
//didn't get to meet the donor, for obvious reasons
 
2009-12-16 02:44:04 PM
No, the worst thing is waking up in the bathtub full of ice and reading the note...
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2009-12-16 02:47:15 PM
rillettes: Beauxnick: I work for a HLA Lab so i'm getting a chuckle from this.

I had a transplant 14 years ago last Sunday, so I'm getting an even bigger chuckle.

/heart
//didn't get to meet the donor, for obvious reasons


He didn't have the heart to face you?
 
2009-12-16 02:53:40 PM
For a second, I thought they were just exchanging kidneys with each other for some freaky medical experiment. Though I guess having some other person's organ is sort of weird.
 
2009-12-16 02:54:14 PM
Molavian: African Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white. Most of the recipients in this exchange are minorities.

Man, blacks just cannot catch a break.


It doesn't say blacks, it says African Americans. So if you're black, just move to Canada or Sweden or Wales or Azerbaijan and you're in the clear.

/how do kidneys know what their citizenship is anyway?
 
2009-12-16 02:54:51 PM
FTFA: African Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white.

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2009-12-16 02:56:04 PM
jimpoz: /how do kidneys know what their citizenship is anyway?

They check their pissport.

/boo!
 
2009-12-16 02:56:32 PM
jimpoz: Molavian: African Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white. Most of the recipients in this exchange are minorities.

Man, blacks just cannot catch a break.

It doesn't say blacks, it says African Americans. So if you're black, just move to Canada or Sweden or Wales or Azerbaijan and you're in the clear.

/how do kidneys know what their citizenship is anyway?


I've heard lead poisoning can cause organ failure. Maybe that's what they meant.
 
2009-12-16 03:00:19 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Wanted for questioning. Suspected "African-American" kidney murderer.
 
2009-12-16 03:03:16 PM
The journalist, on the other hand, could use a syntax transplant.
 
2009-12-16 03:03:34 PM
Charlie (new window)

/Oblig
 
2009-12-16 03:04:32 PM
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/Hoya Saxa
//It's been so long since last we met, lie down forever, lie down
///Or have you found a donor match yet, lie down forever, lie down...
 
2009-12-16 03:05:38 PM
AbortionsForAll: Wanted for questioning. Suspected "African-American" kidney murderer.

signgenerator.kfccruelty.com
 
2009-12-16 03:10:40 PM
rillettes: Beauxnick: I work for a HLA Lab so i'm getting a chuckle from this.

I had a transplant 14 years ago last Sunday, so I'm getting an even bigger chuckle.

/heart
//didn't get to meet the donor, for obvious reasons


I've read about a heart donor and recipient who get together on a regular basis to chat.

/Donor got new lungs which came with a free heart
//Shared the wealth
 
2009-12-16 03:11:41 PM
cryptozoophiliac: The journalist, on the other hand, could use a syntax transplant.

Good, I am not the only one who found the writing style strange.
 
2009-12-16 03:28:28 PM
MongoTheGeek: I've read about a heart donor and recipient who get together on a regular basis to chat.

How does that work, exactly? They have adjoining plots?
 
2009-12-16 03:42:07 PM
MongoTheGeek:
I've read about a heart donor and recipient who get together on a regular basis to chat.

/Donor got new lungs which came with a free heart
//Shared the wealth


That's a weird one.
Personally, I don't hang out with other recipients. I mean, what are you going to talk about? "Hey, how's the heart?" "Fine, still ticking. Yours?" Etc.

I will say, just to stir the pot, that I got mine through the lovely socialised health system up here in Canada. About $90/month for meds, nothing for the operation, yada yada.
 
2009-12-16 03:49:03 PM
jaylectricity: I'd like to exchange livers with a Mormon. Mine still works and would probably take less of a beating in their body, and I would get a fresh liver to ruin.

Sounds like a good idea...Is there a registry for this?

/kept my liver well preserved in alchohol for 30 years!
 
2009-12-16 04:34:40 PM
HappyLittleTree Quote 2009-12-16 03:11:41 PM
cryptozoophiliac: The journalist, on the other hand, could use a syntax transplant.

Good, I am not the only one who found the writing style strange.


except you're being backed up by someone who loves imaginary zoo animals.
 
2009-12-16 06:37:14 PM
My wife and I did a kidney swap with another couple, so we're getting a kick, etc.

/Sounds sexier than it is
//Rejection is more depressing
 
2009-12-16 07:30:40 PM
I scrubbed on some of those cases so I'm REALLY getting a kick out of this.

/you can see me in the CNN video clip, assisting Dr. Melancon
//Transplant surgery FTW
 
2009-12-16 07:41:11 PM
Infarct: I scrubbed on some of those cases so I'm REALLY getting a kick out of this.

/you can see me in the CNN video clip, assisting Dr. Melancon
//Transplant surgery FTW


Yes, very much so. Though, i could never do the surgery aspect, which is why i got into doing my part with the HLA lab
 
2009-12-16 07:43:39 PM
Beauxnick: Infarct: I scrubbed on some of those cases so I'm REALLY getting a kick out of this.

/you can see me in the CNN video clip, assisting Dr. Melancon
//Transplant surgery FTW

Yes, very much so. Though, i could never do the surgery aspect, which is why i got into doing my part with the HLA lab


HLA? We should chat sometime, i have an interest in AMR.
/Were you at ASE?
 
2009-12-16 08:20:31 PM
Post renal Tx x2, so getting a kick etc.

Srsly, Bravo to the folks and families who have gone through this. And I always have a spot in my heart, and non-natal living tissue just South of my renal artery, adjacent to my pelvis, as regards the donor families.

/Dialysis sucks
//but it beats the alternative
///most days
 
2009-12-16 10:11:25 PM
CygnusDarius: REPO

Not the repo CapnChernobyl was thinking about I'm betting, check out:



(and hey, a hot paris hilton!)

retro-vir.us

/hot like a griddle
 
2009-12-16 11:42:11 PM
Keystone CopoutKeystone Copout: jimpoz: Molavian: African Americans have five times the risk of having kidney disease as someone who is white. Most of the recipients in this exchange are minorities.

Man, blacks just cannot catch a break.

It doesn't say blacks, it says African Americans. So if you're black, just move to Canada or Sweden or Wales or Azerbaijan and you're in the clear.

/how do kidneys know what their citizenship is anyway?

I've heard lead poisoning can cause organ failure. Maybe that's what they meant.


Keystone im sorry, gotta give you your kudos for that. yes its racist, and yes im black, but somehow i sill LOL'd at that one...
 
2009-12-16 11:46:08 PM
rillettes: Beauxnick: I work for a HLA Lab so i'm getting a chuckle from this.

I had a transplant 14 years ago last Sunday, so I'm getting an even bigger chuckle.

/heart
//didn't get to meet the donor, for obvious reasons


congrats, man! i love hearing stuff like this; my hubby is trying to get on the list, and it's kind of a scary prospect.
 
2009-12-17 01:54:55 AM
Brought to you by "Grey's Anatomy" S05E04 air date 10/23/2008.

I saw that episode and thought, "Why couldn't that happen for realz?" Well, now, it has.
 
2009-12-17 03:32:43 PM
My husband has ESRD, we do home hemodialysis. He can't get on the list for another 3 years, because he had adrenal cancer which may or may not have killed his kidneys.
Also, two other parents from our teen's high school marching band (she's not in the band, she's in the color guard, and yes, we call her Meg) are on dialysis; one is in dire straits and needs to get a transplant ASAP.

/home hemo is awesome
//he sits in the recliner and plays PS3
///and I get my WOW time
////more slashies
 
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