Should you accept a 'compromised organ' for transplant?
from U.S. News & World Report
The whites of Weldon Bradshaw's eyes were actually yellow. That matched his pink-turned-golden, severely jaundiced skin. An autoimmune disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis — the same that killed football great Walter Payton — had caused Bradshaw's liver to fail, and his kidneys were shutting down as a result. In the intensive care unit at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, he held on. Machines, including dialysis, were keeping him alive, says the now 67-year-old Bradshaw, who lives in Richmond, Virginia. He'd been told six days prior by his transplant surgeon that without a new liver, he wouldn't survive the week.
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