Contact Us

Policy To Consider Giving Organs To Younger Patients

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Offers The Latest Technological Advances In Its Care
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

UNOS, is considering only allowing the healthier, younger patients to receive organs. While saying that the healthiest organs come from donors under the age of 35, those organs should go to healthier people, rather than people who have been on the list the longest. While logically their policy might seem to make sense, it sure seems a lot like age discrimination. A person who is 50 years old and receives a healthy organ could extend their life for more than 20 years. If you ask that person’s family, I’m willing to bet that they see them to be a worthy recipient. While the UNOS feels that it is the proper policy, I wonder how they would feel if one of their parents (in their 50′s or 60′s) needed a transplant to live a longer happier life, and was denied because they were “too old”.

What are your thoughts on this subject? Are they right to write such policy?

More From Voice Of Amarillo

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!