February 24, 2003

You've gotta love America...

Only in America can a person who entered the country illegally receive an organ transplant.

Only in America can the family of the same person, also in the country illegally, sue the hospital when the young woman tragically dies.

"We just want to make sure we know what the cause of death was," attorney Kurt Dixon said Sunday. "If there's going to be legal action down the road, you want to have a definite cause of death. You don't want to speculate about that." (Article from AP)

Don't get me wrong. I feel for the girl and her family. It's always awful to lose a loved one.

But, now, there are multiple citizens of this country, all most probably children, who will die because the organs needed for them are no longer available.

Posted by Ninjababe at February 24, 2003 11:29 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

According to the post that Kel made earlier, the parents refused to donate her organs after she died.

I find that mind boggling. I just don't get it.

Posted by: Ith at February 24, 2003 11:54 AM

According to the news stations in NYC, they couldn't donate them. They had been damged and were saturated with all the medication that had been administered. The news said the family had been advised by the doctors not to donate.

Posted by: Annmarie at February 25, 2003 4:32 AM