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Witches' Brew: Dude, Just Let Me Die...Damn

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dude, Just Let Me Die...Damn

LONDON, England (CNN) --
A leading UK hospital has defended its practice of using organs donated by smokers after the death of a soldier who received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker.

A close up X-ray view of a cigarette smoker's lungs.
Corporal Matthew Millington, 31, died at his home in 2008, less than a year after receiving a transplant that was supposed to save his life at Papworth Hospital -- the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital, in Cambridgeshire, east England. 
Papworth Hospital released a statement saying using donor lungs from smokers was not "unusual." The statement added that the hospital had no option but to use lungs from smokers as "the number of lung transplants carried out would have been significantly lower," if they didn't.





At Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:01:00 AM EDT , Blogger XIRUS said...

i read the story two times to see if i could locate the logic in the statement. NOPE! cannot find it!

At Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 11:43:00 AM EDT , Blogger BreeIAm said...

It's like hospitals recycling dirty Hep C needles talking about 'going green'! Crazy.


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