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the first line of the first comment made me spit out my coffee in a muffled guffaw
they should've just told him they didn't have any spare livers going
I'm down to donate every organ I have minus my eyes and to tell you the truth, if the NHS had given Gary a transplant it would make me think twice about donating
Why doesn't she want anyone to have her eyes?
"Rest in peace and may your passing be a shocking example for young people with any substance abuse problems, to stop, think and seek help."
According to that article he was begging for help but they were all like 'fuck you, junkie'.
I'm not sure the motives when you're that close to death are particularly solid.
I think it's terribly harsh, but the right decision. There's barely enough transplants to go around to people who are sure to look after it without taking the risk that his case probably presented.
Just from that article, his mother seemed relatively calm - I thought the Mail only did stories like this when the parents are screeching blame-iacs?
Who are we to say whether someone may have the transplant and then turn their lives around ? as for not sure what the motives are, hahah I would say they are to stay alive, have another chance and maybe change, just maybe.. But then what do I know.
It's easy to look at just his case and say "he should live" but it's not just his case - the decision to give him a liver is probably a decision to deny somebody else one.
But my OPINION of that particular article is that there are guidelines in place, which he didn't meet, and that is why it was denied him. His opportunity to receive the transplant was his to take - saying you want it at the last minute is very sad and must have been terrible for his mother, but it's not a reason to donate an organ that could go to someone who would definitely be saved by it, as opposed to this case which would seem to have a very very high risk of just prolonging things for a few years.
Just hit me as weird as fuck
EVERYTHING MINUS MY EYES
Maybe she wants them pickled and left on the mantlepiece to gaze inscrutably across at all who pass?
its just reminded me of how horrible and painful a death from alcohol really is. I don't think anyone can really comment until they are in a similar situation, the flipant remarks of 'they don't deserve it' are quite laughable really. Every case is different.
Not sure what RnRmassacre is referring to with his lazy Morris quote but then he's a tit so its to be expected I suppose.
I'm not sure what the liver transplant waiting list but I'm suspecting, if it's like other transplant waiting lists, it's very long and there aren't enough livers to go around so a fair number of people will sadly die before they get to the top of the list.
Ultimately if you looked at any one of those people there'd be - in most cases - a tragic story, distraught relatives and compelling reasons why they should be the ones to be given a liver - so a decision has to be made somehow. And proof that people can make use of the new liver has to be as good a criteria as any - not just because it'd be pretty harsh on the others on the list if the liver went to someone who just wasted their new shot on life but it'd mean that the person who donated it did so for nothing.
Obviously it's difficult when you've got someone that young who clearly can't live for the 6 months necessarily to prove it and I feel really sorry for his family, friends and him himself. But, at the same time, I think the problem in this case is everyone has a reason why they feel their relatives should be an exception so the fairest thing all round is to adhere to the criteria.
there are people who die without receiving the transplant they need on a daily basis. I think my problem is with the reaction that alcoholics receive when in this situation, its usually an immediate 'they don't fucking deserve it, its their own fault' which is a load of bollocks, the usual knee-jerk I don't understand alcoholism comment from stupid people that we do so well in this country. Maybe if people understood the complexities of alcoholism then it would go some way to improving care and support months and years before it ever had to get to the potential transplant / death situation..
and act all high and mighty as if they’re the only ones that have encountered something – nobody has said anything like what your rant is alleging.
I don’t have anything more to add beyond what I’ve already said, but let me just put it simply: nobody denied him the opportunity to have a liver transplant. By the account of that story, he failed on multiple occasions to meet the universal guidelines to receive one, which means that it was his own fault that the transplant wasn’t approved, but also indicates that the prospect of approaching death wasn’t a strong enough kick to meet it, that he would have enormous trouble once he was given the new liver.
a rant and I'm not acting all high and mighty you school yard prick. FFS.