quote: The bulk of people who get organ transplants get them because the took poor care of themselves, that is a fact.
quote: It saddens me that humans will put this burden on millions of animals without blinking an eye, using their bodies to grow up organs so they can continue living an unhealthy lifestyle...
quote: Everyone deserves a chance at life, even those with "unhealthy lifestyles".
quote: Currently, there are several thousand children on organ donor waitlists in the US. Do you consider a child under the age of 12 as "responsible" for their organ failure?
quote: Perhaps, but wouldn't it be wonderful if we could give them another? Isn't that the esssence of humanity itself?
quote: Oh yes he did.
quote: I don't think anyone-- certainly not a doctor-- should ever make the decision about when another person deserves to "continue living" or not. You mentioned slippery slopes earlier...do you not see how far you yourself have slid?
quote: If you are so disillusioned with people and what they do to themselves why do you do your job.
quote: and as for arswihart if that was your son or daughter laying on the slab because of the waiting list what would you say then.
quote: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is most common in young adults, and certainly not the result of "lifestyle choices".
quote: do you think that killing animals for their meat is "wrong"?
quote: Ultimately, stem cells would be taken from the donor and injected into a sheep's fetus. After a lamb is born in about two months, the heart, lungs, liver and brain could all be compatible with the donor...
quote: When you emphasise animal rights to the point of detracting from humanity, then you cross the line into callousness.
quote: How do you know its a "she"? Didn't you see 'Meet the Parents'?
quote: No I just figured the brain would have enough human cells to survive through the transplant. It's up to the recipient to decide if he/she wants a sheep brain. Who knows?
quote: After a lamb is born in about two months, the heart, lungs, liver and brain could all be compatible with the donor
quote: One of the criticisms of the research includes the possibility of creating a type of "biological nightmare in humans." Silent viruses, completely harmless to animals, could be passed to humans, warns Patrick Dixon, an international lecturer on biological trends.