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View Diary: I Just Paid for Dick Cheney’s New Heart, Now Who Will Pay for My Daughter’s? (107 comments)

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  •  It's interesting, because he "just recently" (6+ / 0-)

    decided to undergo the transplant, so I guess he got on the list when he became medically eligible to as a precaution, and was in good enough condition to choose to have a transplant as a hedge against the risk factors of stroke, blood clot formation, or battery failure as side effects of his current and quite successful therapy.
       It may seem to be splitting hairs, since Cheney clearly is in a long trend toward heart failure, but there are people waiting for a heart who are literally on their last legs and for whom it is not a choice: they are very soon going to die without one.

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