Jesica Santillan

Sue Rojas suerojas at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Feb 24 08:35:08 MST 2003


I may be out of line, but why should the donor's family be given the job of
"deciding" who is more needy? They have never met the other 49 families. I'm
sure they were just as deserving. Why doesn't the medical community have
that job? I'm sure they're more knowledgeable. They know the ropes, the
risks, the benefits. When Bri was sick, they had to explain physiology,
procedures, risks, benefits, alternatives, everything to me. I knew nothing
of what was happening. Hell, I even remember one doctor drawing me a picture
of exactly how the heart worked, just so I could understand the procedure.
I don't consider myself a stupid woman, so that being said; why should the
donor family decide who lives and who dies.

And Tom, I hope this isn't what you meant. Do you think that because Jesica
was an illegal that future families will withhold their gift to Latinos
because they think they might be illegals. God I hope not.
Sue
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Matiska" <tom.matiska at ATT.NET>
To: <RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: Jesica Santillan


> Because the kin folk of donor #2 asked that she be given priority.
>
> No small irony that when the legal vultures finish making this poor girl a
> poster child for the anti-tort reform crowd, the financial damage they
inflict
> on the transplant business will probably cause ten times more poor Mexican
> girls to die on waiting list....
>
> Tom
> > I think that once the first, screwed up, implant was done, there
shouldn't
> > have been a 2nd. That poor child was going to die anyway. Why take those
> > organs and put them into a lost cause. I think that a look should be
taken
> > at the donor program. Shouldn't the organs go into the best candidates,
not
> > the worst?? Cold, yes. Logical, also yes.
> > Sue
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dennis Putnam" <dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM>
> > To: <RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 4:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: Jesica Santillan
> >
> >
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> > > At 10:01 AM 2/22/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> > >
> > > >I follow your logic here, and I partially agree, because law suits in
> > this
> > > >country have gotten out of hand.  On the other hand, I hire a plumber
to
> > do
> > > >a job.  he screws it up and my house is flooded.  By this logic I
> > shouldn't
> > > >sue him because it will lead to higher plumbing costs.
> > >
> > > Still the wrong analogy. Your plumbing is rotten beyond repair and the
>
> > > house has to go. The plumber tries to save it anyway. Whether he
screws up
> > > and it doesn't work or if he does it right and it doesn't work, the
> > outcome
> > > is the same?
> > >
> > > >   SNIP
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