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This is an atrocity in concept. It is proof of the demoralizing of humanities. For those who wish to help to deny help for ANY reason is hypocrisy at it's finest. What if Jesus turned people away? I don't remember any of that business going on. Shame on anybody who sides with these doctors.

Matthew 7
1Judge not, that you may not be judged,
2For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3Any why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
4Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye?
5Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
More than half of doctors in British survey support treatment denial for smokers and the obese
Oxford, UK

Sat Apr 28, 2012: +The Guardian reports that a majority of doctors support measures to deny treatment to smokers and the obese, according to a British survey., a professional networking site, found that 593 (54%) of the 1,096 doctors who took part in the self-selecting survey answered yes when asked: "Should the [National Health Service] be allowed to refuse non-emergency treatments to patients unless they lose weight or stop smoking?"

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I am a Smoker and if I needed a heart transplant I would absolutely expect a healthy non-smoker get one before me if they only had one heart to spare. My father is an alcoholic with a bad liver and he has been told that they won't give him a new one until he gets a certain amount of days "clean". Why should he get a new liver instead of little Johnny.

The headline is misleading. Given unlimited resources and time they would help everybody. But if you only have enough organ donors or time to save 50 out of 100 people you will give it to the people with the highest chance of success.
And are you the one to pass that judgement +Daniel Diamond? When the crying mother is in the room holding her dying child who only had a 50% chance of success will you be the one to tell her the middle aged man down the hall got what her child needed because he had better odds?
Better than telling two mothers that new because the low % chance child got the transplant and died while the high % child got no help and died as well.

I have accepted that I have given myself my own fate of poor health and by no means would put myself ahead of someone who made better decisions and has a higher chance of survival. Just another reason I should try to quit smoking I guess.
The thing is if every single person was an organ donor this wouldn't even be an issue.

I don't think there is a single Doctor that WANTS a person with liver disease due to drinking to die. They are trying to do their best with what they have.

I am so tired of people who dedicate their lives to help others getting crapped on by people who make poor life choices but want everything handed to them.

Lets all sign our organ donor cards to do our part and make this problem go away. Not complain about a problem that will never go away by complaining and showing misleading articles written by someone with a computer.
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