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Gay teen’s organ donation rejected
Washington Post, by Ryan Weber

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/15/2014 1:32:26 PM

Sheryl Moore’s son lay on the bed before her. Soon, she knew, her 16-year-old boy would be taken off life support — another life lost to bullying. Alexander “AJ” Betts Jr. attempted suicide in July 2013, the Des Moines Register reported at the time. He died shortly thereafter. (Snip) Before he died, Betts had a request: Donate my organs. A 14-year-old boy received Betts’s heart, according to a letter Moore received, but she said his eyes were rejected. A Food and Drug Administration’s guidance for donor eligibility says men who have had sex with men in the past five years “should” be ruled as “ineligible” for donating certain tissues,

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My eyes were weeping tears of joy that his organs could not be donated. How his heart was given to someone else seems wrong. There seems no mention of the elephant in the room that at 16, kid may have been having unprotected homosexual sex. This is the type of whiny story that the LGBT community will use against the rest of US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PAdiva, 8/15/2014 1:46:20 PM     (No. 9967223)

It´s all about the liability. Why would doctors want to do a transplant if the donated body part might have contamination issues?
A friend´s granddaughter was born without a stomach(or some part of her digestive system). Transplant was done when the girl was about 2 years old. She got cancer from the transplant. Then several years to fight the cancer. When she was cancer free, she was rushed to the hospital and died from an infection. She was about 6 years old. She was unable to eat or drink anything in her lifetime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/15/2014 1:53:51 PM     (No. 9967235)

No, it is not about liability.

Organ transplantation is a very delicate, complicated, expensive, risky proposition.

Those who are involved in it look for the optimum outcome for the recipient. This would not have given that kind of assurance. I am amazed that they accepted his heart.

Bury him. Remember him with love.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LtE126, 8/15/2014 1:55:14 PM     (No. 9967237)

obama would never turn down down a gay teen´s organ...especially if it was male

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/15/2014 2:03:37 PM     (No. 9967258)

Why is anyone offended at this?

Cancer survivors can´t donate blood or organs.

There is an obligation to do no harm. Transplanting organs from someone who might have a disease would certainly be doing harm.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jond, 8/15/2014 2:16:37 PM     (No. 9967281)

Liberals are in favor of science, reason, and light ...

... except when they´re not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 8/15/2014 2:29:48 PM     (No. 9967302)

You´re right poster #4, I had cancer several years ago and my doctor told my I can´t even donate blood.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 8/15/2014 2:41:00 PM     (No. 9967320)

Nor can anyone with an autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis donate organs or tissues.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: athina, 8/15/2014 5:47:34 PM     (No. 9967565)

This is not a ´gay rights´ issue!! How ridiculous. Mom is offended, that´s all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rosefenn, 8/15/2014 5:48:08 PM     (No. 9967567)

Oh my gosh #3 you are naughty naughty naughty!! I just spit iced tea all over my computer! Happy? ;)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lucky4, 8/16/2014 2:40:50 AM     (No. 9967828)

Just more gay mafia and GLADD propaganda opportunity. They are like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/16/2014 3:47:28 AM     (No. 9967837)

I was appalled that this boy´s organs were rejected out of hand. He could be a perfectly healthy lad whose organ might have saved someone´s life. To reject him out of hand reeks of prejudice and lacks logic. It´s identity politics at its worst.

The Food and Drug Administration ought to be put in the dock over this issue.







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