I know someone who needs a liver transplant. As far as I know he has no vices. He's an oldie, like me. Why shouldn't he get a liver transplant? He needs a whole liver so it would have to be from a deceased donor.
This is the first news report I could find.
WA Government will lend the $250k interest free to the family of Claire to pay for the surgery.
This is on 60 Minutes now.
That the first transplant was performed was surprising, the chance of her returning to her addiction was 97%, according to the statistics.
Googling the name and liver brings up a link to a lefty looking site. Anyone saying she shouldn't have the second transplant is being shouted down by those who then say "Well, obese people, smokers, drinkers, diabetics, who basically have lifestyle diseases shouldn't be treated under the health care system". Another commenter on the lefty site suggested that, yes, she should be able to have a transplant, but she should go back to the end of the list and wait. The implication is that should she run out of time, it's just too bad.