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    oh agreed. I know there needs to be rules but if I was her mom...I would be fighting tooth and nail to do whatever I could do for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    oh agreed. I know there needs to be rules but if I was her mom...I would be fighting tooth and nail to do whatever I could do for her.
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    I had a girlfriend pass away from CF when we were 32. She had her first lung transplant at 14 and second in our mid 20's.

    The list is funny and people get moved around depending on how their condition is evaluated.

    I'm not certain why the rule is set at 10, but I would guess it has to do with development and chance of rejection of the organ. It is certainly sad and I would be doing the same as her mom and fighting for anything to save her litle girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elleon17 View Post
    I had a girlfriend pass away from CF when we were 32. She had her first lung transplant at 14 and second in our mid 20's.

    The list is funny and people get moved around depending on how their condition is evaluated.

    I'm not certain why the rule is set at 10, but I would guess it has to do with development and chance of rejection of the organ. It is certainly sad and I would be doing the same as her mom and fighting for anything to save her litle girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elleon17 View Post
    I had a girlfriend pass away from CF when we were 32. She had her first lung transplant at 14 and second in our mid 20's.

    The list is funny and people get moved around depending on how their condition is evaluated.

    I'm not certain why the rule is set at 10, but I would guess it has to do with development and chance of rejection of the organ. It is certainly sad and I would be doing the same as her mom and fighting for anything to save her litle girl.
    According to the article I posted it doesn't have to do with development but that on the adult list they normally start for age 12 and because she's under that she is lower on the list. However, she is one of the highest on the children's list.
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    The more I read about this, the more I don't like it. It seems that the *only* reason given, in any article I've looked at, for why the age of 12 was chosen as the cut-off for the adult list, is that there haven't been enough pediatric lung transplants to develop protocols for triage, survival rate statistics, etc. And the reason for that is that there are very few donor lungs available for smaller children. So they are essentially penalizing sick children for the fact that not enough children have died to get lungs from.

    But on the other hand, since most of the articles talk about the lack of pediatric lungs for donation, I have to wonder why are there so few pediatric lungs available for transplant? There doesn't seem to be as much of a shortage of pediatric hearts or livers for transplants, so why aren't there also lungs from those donors? I mean, if my kid died a tragic death that would make heart or liver donation a possibility, I'd want the doctors to take as many organs as possible to help other kids live, kwim? Why not the lungs? Is there something in the trying-to-prevent-death procedures that is making the lungs no good for transplant?
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    Was reading a few things and it sounds like lungs are more likely to be turned away for a transplant.

    More than any other vital organ offered for transplant, the lung is susceptible to injury that is difficult to prevent, detect, and predict.

    To err on the side of caution, 80 percent of organ donors' lungs are rejected as unsuitable, a waste lamented by doctors and patients alike.
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