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(Bubblews)   Heart transplant recipient says he dreams of the gun battle that ended donor cop's life, now has an insatiable craving for jelly donuts   (bubblews.com) divider line 29
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2013-09-06 10:12:43 AM
See, guns aren't all bad. This guy wouldn't have a heart if it was not for gun battle.
 
2013-09-06 10:17:43 AM
Jeff Fahey already covered this.
 
2013-09-06 10:18:36 AM
did someone tell him how the donor died before the dreams started happening or not?  Cuz if he didn't know before hand, then that is some seriously freaky shiat man...
 
2013-09-06 10:19:02 AM
I thought transplant recepients were not supposed to know who the donors were for this very reason. That and knowing that some poor smuck died a senseless death so you could go on living with your life, you guiltless bastard.

/drtfa
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2013-09-06 10:21:42 AM
No he doesn't and no he doesn't.
 
2013-09-06 10:23:22 AM
Yeah, I'm not buying the idea that the cop had a heart to begin with.
 
2013-09-06 10:27:05 AM
I'm not convinced this isn't a viral ad campaign for the Robocop remake....
 
2013-09-06 10:32:57 AM
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/is he in a world of shiat in said dreams?
 
2013-09-06 10:34:11 AM
Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.
 
2013-09-06 10:47:18 AM

hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.


That, sir, is rather heartless...
 
2013-09-06 10:50:05 AM
 
2013-09-06 10:50:29 AM

hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.


Agreed.
 
2013-09-06 10:50:46 AM

hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.


No worries, friend, in the future Obama's death panels will make those decisions for us.
 
2013-09-06 10:52:05 AM
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Feels his pain.
 
2013-09-06 10:57:14 AM
Can we take the heart back out and give it to someone less delusional?
 
2013-09-06 10:58:31 AM
I've always assumed the whole experience and stress of "OMFG I'm going to croak if I don't get a new heart" followed by the deep anesthesia of the transplant surgery and the ridiculous cocktail of drugs you'll have to take for the rest of your life has just might be what alters the recipient's personality just a little bit...
 
2013-09-06 11:05:02 AM

pag1107: I've always assumed the whole experience and stress of "OMFG I'm going to croak if I don't get a new heart" followed by the deep anesthesia of the transplant surgery and the ridiculous cocktail of drugs you'll have to take for the rest of your life has just might be what alters the recipient's personality just a little bit...


That and survivor's guilt, which seems to be a common thing in organ transplant recipients.

I've met quite a few heart and/or lung recipients in my career. They all seem to have some remorse to the fact that someone had to die for them to live.

SevenizGud: Can we take the heart back out and give it to someone less delusional?


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2013-09-06 11:21:50 AM
No.  He dreams about what he imagines then gun battle to be.  It's an organ designed to move blood through the body, not a video camera.
 
2013-09-06 11:24:03 AM

Mikeyworld: hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.

That, sir, is rather heartless...


No it's not...it's smart.  How does a 66 year old qualify for a heart transplant?  I find it hard to believe some teenager or 20-something didn't get a chance because of this.  If there were plenty to go around to everyone who needed one, no problem, but that is never the case.
 
2013-09-06 11:26:25 AM
Relax, dude was just having nightmares about the Robocop Reboot
 
2013-09-06 11:59:44 AM

BSABSVR: No.  He dreams about what he imagines then gun battle to be.  It's an organ designed to move blood through the body, not a video camera.


This. If someone told him the heart came from an accident victim he'd be having dreams about a bad car wreck.
 
2013-09-06 12:05:45 PM

Red_Fox: Mikeyworld: hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.

That, sir, is rather heartless...

No it's not...it's smart.  How does a 66 year old qualify for a heart transplant?  I find it hard to believe some teenager or 20-something didn't get a chance because of this.  If there were plenty to go around to everyone who needed one, no problem, but that is never the case.


Joke. Do you not understand it?
 
2013-09-06 12:15:08 PM

Red_Fox: Mikeyworld: hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.

That, sir, is rather heartless...

No it's not...it's smart.  How does a 66 year old qualify for a heart transplant?  I find it hard to believe some teenager or 20-something didn't get a chance because of this.  If there were plenty to go around to everyone who needed one, no problem, but that is never the case.



Most people (~90%) waiting for a heart are over the age of 35, and 19% are over the age of 65. 65+ year-olds have a reasonably long lifespan if treated (74% survival at 5 years) - it's not a waste of a heart. Oddly enough, survival is worse for the 18-34 year-olds, both on the waitlist and after transplant (70% survival at 5 years) (Data from the SRTR Annual report http://www.srtr.org/annual_reports/).

I suspect that when a 20 year-old needs a heart transplant, they're sicker than the average 70 year-old who needs a heart transplant. There's a fair amount of patient selection for older waitlist patients - they don't just put anyone on the waitlist. They like to be reasonably certain that the patient would survive the surgery.
 
2013-09-06 12:40:07 PM
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2013-09-06 12:59:23 PM

Red_Fox: No it's not...it's smart.  How does a 66 year old qualify for a heart transplant?  I find it hard to believe some teenager or 20-something didn't get a chance because of this.  If there were plenty to go around to everyone who needed one, no problem, but that is never the case.


Chances are that 66 year old patient has been waiting far longer than that 20 year old will ever, because the conditions at 20 which require a heart transplants are the ones that typically have no rescue or maintenance therapy, and tend to be congenital or infectious related.

That 66 year old has probably lived a good chunk of his recent life on an LVAD.
 
2013-09-06 02:35:54 PM

Red_Fox: Mikeyworld: hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.

That, sir, is rather heartless...

No it's not...it's smart.  How does a 66 year old qualify for a heart transplant?  I find it hard to believe some teenager or 20-something didn't get a chance because of this.  If there were plenty to go around to everyone who needed one, no problem, but that is never the case.


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2013-09-06 04:37:43 PM

hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.


My first thought as well.
 
2013-09-06 04:42:16 PM

The Pumpkin Eater: hailin: Not to be a total dick, but you are telling me there was no one younger than the age of 74 that was compatible for that heart? 74 is a good run in life. I just hope some teenager isn't on his deathbed so this guy can enjoy another few years of retirment.

My first thought as well.


See my earlier posts: the 65+ year-old who needs a heart transplant (and has been selected as suitable for one) actually has a longer expected lifespan than the 20 year-old.

/Kids are allocated hearts through a different system, I think. Mainly to give them priority at the hearts that would actually fit them.
 
2013-09-06 09:24:12 PM

BSABSVR: No.  He dreams about what he imagines then gun battle to be.  It's an organ designed to move blood through the body, not a video camera.


Actually, there is a developing theory that, having enough nervous tissue to autonomously keep itself pumping, the heart may be in some unknown way able to store memories in conjunction with the larger mass of grey matter in the brain.
 
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