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Gregg Allman's new liver

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Gearjammer, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. annie

    annie metal maniac

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    Gregg Allman was on the waiting list since 2007. I think that three years is not exactly being "bumped up". And I agree with Magic. Cirrhosis of the live is cirrhosis of the liver, no matter how you got it. It is 100% debilitating and can progress to cancer and death.
     
  2. Dave78

    Dave78 Dave's not here, man

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    If Gregg is sick, then hopefully that new liver of his will, once again, find a good home.

    But I'm not going to begrudge Allman either for wanting, requesting and receiving a new liver. Sure, being a celebrity can influence your position on the waiting list compared to others, but then again maybe they just simply found a match that wasn't compatible with anyone else in the area.
     
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  3. Sunny

    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    How many people here carrry an organ donor card? If something happens to me they can have any little bit of me they find useful :D
     
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    Meeeeee.

    Mine are basically worthless but anyone can have anything from my messed-up corpse if I happen to get into a vehicular squabble. :grinthumb
     
  5. Gearjammer

    Gearjammer Devout Heathen

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    I think you may have misunderstood part of my post. To my knowledge, Allman's sickness is solely his liver problem. I was referring to Mickey Mantle. He recieved a liver, but was already sick with cancer, which ultimately killed him shortly after recieving his new liver.
     
  6. annie

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    As I said above, waiting for three years is not raising his position on the list.
     
  7. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    I do. It is actually marked directly on my driver's license and it is a part of my living will, as well. I am not only an organ donor, but a tissue donor to boot :)

    I am also on the register for bone marrow donors. (although they haven't asked me to donate yet)
     
  8. Sunny

    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    There should be lots more people like you Magic :grinthumb

    I give blood regularly but I've never thought of tissue I just assumed that when my time is up they would use whatever they need including tissue. I should also register as a bone marrow donor too.
     
  9. Dave78

    Dave78 Dave's not here, man

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    Boy, I sure did read your post wrong last night. Man, I gotta get me some of that Ginko Baloobi stuff.

    And, yes, I'm a donor as well. If I get hit by a bus tomorrow, they can grab my liver, lungs, heart, kidney, eyes, tissue, blood, whatever. I don't smoke or drink so my stuff should be good to go for another 30+ years or so. :grinthumb
     
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    Unfortunately, none of my organs - heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas - are working properly and I have had Hepatitis B in the past, so donating mine would do more harm than good.
     

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