As Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has said often, the organ donor "business" in America is just that - a business - and it continues to endanger the living because of its profit-margin existence. Here is another example of how the system can fail those it was intended to serve.
I've warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA.
Mohammed Eckert receives a kidney from Shmuel Ben-Yair, whose father gets a kidney from Mohammed’s wife in complex and rare procedure “We bonded both physically& mentally,” says Jewish patient who now has a new lease on life.
Renal transplantation is now a common procedure. End-stage renal disease is the reason for kidney transplantation. Causes of end-stage renal disease include untreated hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, and other rarer conditions. Diabetes accounts for one fourth of transplants. The majority of recipients are on dialysis at the time of surgery.
The roller-coaster ride was one of many the Crowe family would take over the course of a month as doctors worked to keep the 23-year-old alive. The Crowes got through it by trusting the doctors and praying — a lot — for God's help.