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#46 hmsmike

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:46 AM

this is what I hate about the huddle. A man gets a chance to extend his life and cynics here debate whether its fair or should be done. Assinine

God bless ya Mr Richardson


Well it would be different if he was in Jerry's shoes -- ya know, doing everything he can to continue to live -- Oh wait a minute! That's human instinct to wanna live. :eek:


GOOD LUCK, BIG CAT!!

#47 bubbadawg

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:46 AM

Regardless of whether I agree with Fiz or not, this is such horribly flawed logic I actually spit my drink out when I read it in laughter.



How many people suffering from Alzheimer's need an organ transplant vs people suffering from some sort of heart disease? Disease research can be done, even on illnesses affecting the elderly, without f*cking over younger people who all have a much better chance of living a long healthy life than someone over 70. Organ transplants do.


And for the record, I'm ecstatic Big Cat got his heart. But if we're going to have a ridiculous debate on whether the elderly should get heart transplants, we might as well keep it on track.


and you missed the point by a couple of miles

#48 Pimpdaddy

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:10 AM

Awsome! Good Luck Big Cat!.... now if we could just get one for Peppers....

#49 SorthNarolina

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:15 AM

wonderful to hear

#50 mantal

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:22 AM

Hope everything went well JR, we're all with you - well, almost all...

#51 Panther Boyd

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

God speed Big Cat!!!

#52 5158Poundin

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:40 AM

I don't care what age you are. Everyone deserves a shot at life regardless of your age. UNOS does not base this on age or wealth and don't tell me that someone else was in the area and more deserving just because they were 20 or 30 something. There are specific criteria that determine who is the best recipient for the available organ. Get off the high horses folks and let's stop this immature bickering, Mr. Richardson is just as deserving as any other.

Good luck Big Cat and a speedy recovery to you. God Bless.

Just to clarify this is directly off the UNOS website....anyone could google it.

What factors are considered in organ matching and allocation?

Many different medical and logistical characteristics are considered for an organ to be distributed to the best-matched potential recipient. While the specific criteria differ for various organs, matching criteria generally include:

blood type and size of the organ(s) needed
time spent awaiting a transplant
the relative distance between donor and recipient
For certain organs other factors are vital, including:

the medical urgency of the recipient
the degree of immune-system match between donor and recipient
whether the recipient is a child or an adult
For more information, see the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network article on the Donor Matching System.

How does the matching process work?

The matching process contains six steps:

An organ is donated.
The donor's information is put into the UNOS transplant information database, UNetsm.
UNetsm lists of patients who match that organ.
The hospital where the patient is to be transplanted is notified of an available organ.
The transplant team considers whether to accept the organ for the patient.
The patient who will receive the organ is notified that an organ is available.
To understand how patients are matched on the national waiting list, it's helpful to think of the list as a "pool" of patients. Each time an organ becomes available, UNetsm searches the entire "pool" for the patients who are a match for the organ. A new list is made from those who match.

The patients on this new list are ranked in order of their level of match to that donor organ. The organ is offered to the transplant hospital where the first patient is listed. Other factors which may be considered are the patient's current medical status, geographical location, and time on the list. If the organ is refused for any reason, the transplant hospital of the next patient on the list is contacted. This process continues until a match is made.

#53 KARASMATIC444

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:03 AM

good luck and a speedy recovery to Mr. Richardson

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:11 AM

Great news. Good luck Big Cat.

Fiz, please stop using this message board.

#55 megadeth078

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:16 AM

Great news.

Fiz, go fug yourself.

#56 pantherclaw

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:24 AM

Can't believe there are people arguing in this thread. Need to know when to shut the heck up.



Glad Richardson is getting his heart. Hope everything goes well with the transplant, and his body accepts his new heart.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:56 AM

Good luck and Godspeed Mr. Richardson.

Thoughts and prayers for the family of the donor.

#58 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:23 AM

I see Fiz is here making more friends...

I just heard about this, didn't know he was having the surgery. I hope things went well.

#59 Samuel L. Jackson

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:29 AM

Great news...

Now, can anyone tell me when Fox will get his Balls transplant?

#60 Cyclonus

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:33 AM

Awsome! Good Luck Big Cat!.... now if we could just get one for Peppers....


Damn, you beat me to it! :thumbsup:

Great news though. Get well Big Cat.


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