Posted 4/18/2015 7:23 PM (GMT -6)
The spot themizter is in is shared by many. Sick, but not sick enough to be transplanted...yet.
Still they call him, and so he continues to have a chance at a transplant.
The American Liver Foundation posted some statistics in January of this year suggesting approximately 17,000 adults and children have been approved for transplant in the US. Over 6,000 are transplanted successfully annually, and that number is growing every year, with more organs available. (Most here know I think the system should be an opt out system, with everyone an organ donor who has not submitted religious, ethical, or medical reasons to be excused/rejected).
And approximately 1,500 die each year on lists who are so ill they die waiting. So 80% of those near death are saved in time. Not enough.
This period was awful at our house...and I know themiz and themizter are struggling.
I pray an organ is found for him soon so they can get on with their life.