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#31 Brandon

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

you're right im sure the 72 year old man was the youngest and healthiest candidate with the most life left to live.


There were six people on the list according to reports, and the average wait is about 2 months which is about how long he waited. Mind you there are a lot of restrictions on what heart will go into what person so yes he was the most suitable candidate for the transplant. People like you who know how to do nothing else other than bitch and moan to troll message boards make me laugh, so entirely predictable. You run around bitching to get people upset because your life sucks so bad. Get over it.

#32 rayzor

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:55 PM

http://www.charlotte...ory/511075.html

Timing would be crucial. Typically, transplant teams have about four hours to take the heart from a donor and transplant it inside a recipient.

The new heart had to come from someone approximately the same size as Richardson, who is 6-feet-4. They must also have compatible blood types.
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At the time he was placed on a waiting list, officials said he could receive a new heart immediately, or wait for years. The median wait is about two months, but it all depended on finding the right match, said Dr. Ted Frank, medical director for adult transplantation at CMC.

Six patients were awaiting a transplant in December, and one had been waiting for 3 1/2 years, hospital officials said then.


can't believe that some of you guys are arguing about whether or not he should have gotten it or if his wealth played a part. silliness.

too many factors to consider. the fact that he is 72 shouldn't play that big of a role. he could easily live another 15 years. money doesn't play much into it either but small minded people will hate just to do it.

glad he's doing well.

hope the recovery is a success.

#33 GRWatcher

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:55 PM

you're right im sure the 72 year old man was the youngest and healthiest candidate with the most life left to live.


That is not one of the criteria.

Reading the Observer article, besides matching things like blood type and body type, one of the biggest criteria is distance. The transplant has to be completed within 4 hours. So if there's a teenager in Oregon and the heart is in Virginia, it won't make it. Mr. Richardson was probably the closest matching candidate.






Channel 36 WCNC just confirmed that they heard from the Panthers team about Mr. Richardson's transplant.

#34 rayzor

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:56 PM

by the way...way to screw up a great thread.

#35 Brandon

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

by the way...way to screw up a great thread.


He's a troll what do you expect?

#36 Fiz

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

There were six people on the list according to reports, and the average wait is about 2 months which is about how long he waited. Mind you there are a lot of restrictions on what heart will go into what person so yes he was the most suitable candidate for the transplant. People like you who know how to do nothing else other than bitch and moan to troll message boards make me laugh, so entirely predictable. You run around bitching to get people upset because your life sucks so bad. Get over it.


yes brandon perhaps it is you....who is the puppet master...

#37 Kevin Greene

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:26 AM

you're right im sure the 72 year old man was the youngest and healthiest candidate with the most life left to live.



Anyone with any sort of conviction in their beliefs would leave the Panthers, and everything to do with them.

Immediately.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

Makes me a happy panda.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:53 AM

A 20 year old with a new heart could just as easy die in a car crash or get hit by a bus as a 72 year old living another 30 years. You just never know.


Good Luck JR!
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:16 AM

hope everything went ok, and that he gets well. Prayers are with you Big cat.