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(Think Progress)   15 year old denied heart transplant in Georgia now at top of the list, nothing to do with national media attention   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
    More: Followup, heart transplants, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta  
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6146 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Aug 2013 at 6:12 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-14 06:24:46 PM  
5 votes:
When he's shot though this replacement heart, who will be to blame? Kid you give people waiting for a transplant a bad name.
2013-08-14 06:32:23 PM  
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

//On Biography
2013-08-14 06:14:44 PM  
2 votes:
his history of "non-compliance"

Is that what we're calling being black now?
2013-08-14 06:13:43 PM  
2 votes:
Transplant rank by media whore is a fail-proof system.
2013-08-14 11:47:12 PM  
1 vote:

Misconduc: eraser8: Misconduc @ 11:15: Nobody claimed racial discrimination, neither did I say anyone did.

Misconduc @ 10:52: They painted a sob story of a black boy blah blah racial discrimination

http://www.atlantadailyworld.com/201308148232/Original/civil-rights- gr oups-win-petition-for-heart-transplant-originally-denied-to-15-year-ol d-african-american
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.

So explain that?


So, were you lying at 11:15 (when you wrote that "nobody claimed racial discrimination, neither did I say anyone did") or were you lying at 10:52 & 11:42 (when you effectively claimed the "race card" was played)?
2013-08-14 11:24:43 PM  
1 vote:
Misconduc @ 11:15: Nobody claimed racial discrimination, neither did I say anyone did.

Misconduc @ 10:52: They painted a sob story of a black boy blah blah racial discrimination
2013-08-14 09:39:10 PM  
1 vote:
"Loaner of an Only Heart"
2013-08-14 07:50:53 PM  
1 vote:
If Obama had a kid with a fatal heart condition who was a punk and a dirtbag and didn't get shot by Zimmerman he'd look like this one.

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2013-08-14 07:40:29 PM  
1 vote:

Hobodeluxe: DarkVader: There's no valid reason that this should even be an issue.

Organ donation needs to change.  Plenty of people get killed in car wrecks in this country, there are plenty of organs available.  There shouldn't even be a waiting list.

Change the law.  Take the organs.  The dead people aren't using them any more.  At the very least, make organ donation the default, and if you don't want it to happen, you have to opt out, not opt in.  Stop asking the dead person's family what they want to do, just do it.

agreed


Cue all the religious asshats whining that their organs will get them into Heaven, so they must be embalmed and buried in complete format.
2013-08-14 07:21:11 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: Computers got better and a scientist was wrong once. Therefore, anything is possible.


Sort of like "Medicine got better and a scientist was wrong once. therefore, immortality", am I right?
2013-08-14 06:50:53 PM  
1 vote:
God damn, that race card is useful.
2013-08-14 06:40:35 PM  
1 vote:
Cue a few dozen more people on the list taking advantage of HIPA restrictions to write a sob story that medical staff cannot confirm or deny without a legal shiatstorm.
2013-08-14 06:27:53 PM  
1 vote:

Chinchillazilla: From what I understand, we can grow the tissue, but I don't think we're able to make it grow in the right shape yet. Like how that lab-grown beef patty just didn't look right. That's fine if you're eating it, but not so fine if it's in charge of pumping your blood.


upload.wikimedia.org

Ten years ago we just put a sculpted ear-shaped scaffold into a genetically engineered mouse to grow the cells on the scaffold. But these people are luddites, No one cares about the mouse or the cells, it's how the scaffold was made 5 minutes faster that's the key.

ArcadianRefugee: Quantum Apostrophe: I thought we had a magical technology of some kind to make organs now?

What fantasy land do you live in?


Computers got better and a scientist was wrong once. Therefore, anything is possible.
2013-08-14 06:26:29 PM  
1 vote:
Where's Oprah to comment on this subject? The race card hasn't quite been played out this week. Can't wait for this kid to blow his second chance at life.
2013-08-14 06:21:47 PM  
1 vote:

h2ogate: The guy who is now second in line is thrilled about it.  Oh, wait -- now he's dead.


This.

WTF Indeed: Transplant rank by media whore is a fail-proof system.


This.

The Muthaship: Sorry, kids who followed the rules.


This.

iheartscotch: Soooo, he jumped ahead of all the other qualified recipients???


And this.
 
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