Should the waiting list for organ transplants be treated equally with a first come - first serve basis, or should certain groups have priority over others (children, veterans, organ donors, or others)?
I see no problem with prioritizing by need. I've only had experience with one transplant list. They went by priority. The compatibility of the organ was compared to those on the list until a match was made. I truly don't have enough experience to
Make a decision. Certainly not enough hands on information or experience.
I think, and I may be wrong, there is some preference depending on how long you have to live without the organ.
You clearly don't know how it works.... The sicker you are the higher you're score for transplant and 11 and under are preferred and should be.
First come first serve doesn't work some children would die in a few days without a transplant... My child has been waiting for a liver in the ICU for 8 weeks....
I had a pretty good idea how it worked, I was just curious how others thought it should.
I'm sorry to hear that troll. I know a girl waiting for a new heart. Can't imagine how tough it is for you and your family to have to wait. Sending good thoughts your way and hoping the liver will come soon!
Compatible matching to reduce rejection or HvG disease. All other considerations are secondary.
Children, yes. Much else, no. Perhaps some degree of seriousness of need.
It should be preferential - but it should have to do with who is sickest
I would rather it be most likely to survive to least likely.
I thought it already was first come.. But I think children should be at the top, with a few exception doctors find might need it quicker, also closest to the organ should count as well...
Those who need transplants the most should get preference even if they're not "next in line." As in, someone who will die soon if they don't get it.
You should be able to sell your own organs. Problem solved overnight.
Would you sell any?
Depends how fiscally advantageous it would be to me if such a free market were to be allowed.