Kid Cudi - All Along
It’s easy to tell the difference between a writer who has a religious/spiritual basis and one who does not.
I’m just trying to keep it together while falling apart.
I’d like for my following statement to not sound the least bit accusatory but I don’t think that’s possible.
I wonder if some of the people I play Words with Friends with can define, or use contextually, some of the words they play.
The NY Times article I just posted is sparking a lot of thought within me. Personally, I am not a donor. I’d like to be but the way it affects the grieving process of my family is the main source of my apprehension.
The second, however, is the effectiveness of the system that is in place. Dr. Michael Rees makes a good point as he’s quoted as saying…
"A program doing 100 kidneys - transplants - and 88 percent of them are working, or a program that does 60 kidneys and 59 of them are working? It’s rationing health care under the guise of quality, and it’s a tragedy that we are throwing away perfectly good organs."
This comment stems from the fact that health care practitioners’ hands are tied by strict federal guidelines placed on highly scrutinized success rates. Low rates of success lead to decertification which ultimately leads to decreased access to health care.
Federal government shouldn’t bear the totality of blame either. The United Network for Organ Sharing was tasked with updating this current system which pessimists would probably call ineffective. However, only so much can be done in an effort to circumvent US law. For instance, our age discrimination laws prevent a system of distribution based of age to be utilized as it is in other major countries in Europe.
For insight of your own into this important issue, take some time and do some reading.
Great read for all of you who are currently organ donors or those of you who are contemplating joining the cause.