Segev’s group found the wait to get a transplant increased along with the patient’s body mass index, a height-weight formula. Non-obese patients waited on average 39 months, the overweight waited 40 months, the obese waited 42 months, and the severely and morbidly obese, waited 51 and 59 months, respectively, the researchers found…
However, Philosophe said he and many doctors “will give them the benefit of the doubt that they will lose the weight and will put them on the list hoping that while they lose that weight they will accumulate waiting time.” Patients who fail to lose weight can be placed on inactive status.
So wait….if someone has a failing or failed kidney/lung/liver, how the fuck are they supposed to be out there exercising to lose weight? Now here’s the part that pisses me off the most…why are obese patients all being painted with the “more at risk for complications” paintbrush? Does that mean they would give a new kidney to a smoker with a history of alcoholism before an obese patient with no health problems other than kidney disease? A BMI of 40 is only 250 pounds for a woman who’s 5’6″, and we all know that you can be a healthy, athletic person at that size; the idea of being denied a transplant or shoved down on the list in hopes of losing weight is absurd. Fucking crap on a cracker, this one pisses me off.
I mean, I’m an organ donor and I always have been; I really believe in it. How much do you want to bet that they’re going to take my fat organs and happily give them to thin people? AND I’LL BE DEAD! Oh man, I’m depressed now. (At least I was able to use a quote from The Office as the post title. Every cloud…)
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