Sunday, March 25, 2012
Former Veep Dick Cheney, was moved to the top of the donor list and received a new heart Saturday. He is recovering at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA.
The Associated Press reported:
“Cheney suffered a heart attack in 2010, his fifth since the age of 37. He had bypass surgery in 1988, as well as two subsequent angioplasties to clear narrowed coronary arteries. In 2001, he had a special pacemaker implanted in his chest.”
One can’t help but wonder what 16 year old teenage boy Cheney had killed in order to get his paws on his heart?
In the U.S., more than 84,000 men, women and children are waiting for organ transplants. Their struggle to live depends on a complex and technologically-advanced organ allocation system that links patients with organs donated by strangers.
The average wait for a new heart is well over three years. Unless, you’re Dick Cheney.