Monday, April 2, 2012

Did you know?

The doctors that work to save your life when you are in the hospital are NOT the same doctors that remove your organs and operate on transplant patients. I visited my cousin the other day and was shocked when I asked him if he was an organ donor and he answered no, with the reason that he wants the doctors to save him and not think about letting him die to profit from harvesting his organs.... Obviously my cousin has not been paying attention. Let's think about this for a minute. First, majority of hospitals do not do transplants... It's a pretty specialized field. Second, a doctor never wants to lose a patient. You know that whole, "first do no harm" thing, they could lose their license. But really what would an emergency room doctor have to benefit from letting you die? They would make more money on you being alive since they would be able to do more operations on you, because once you are gone UNOS takes over and the transplant team handles the deceased precious gifts. And no, there is no finders fee, and most of the time you are not in the same hospital as the transplant patient so it's not like the doctor knows who's organs are going to who. So, did i make my case? I really couldn't believe that someone in my own family was still so ignorant to the facts of donation.... You know if T.V and media is where you get your "facts" you will be shocked to know that we don't come out of transplants looking like they do on TV either. Hehehe.


  1. Keep up the GOOD WORK, Ricki Lee!!!! love you, Gram