In response to Jodik's speculation about the unfairness between Cheney and other heart transplant recipients:
"It just seems odd to me that Cheney needed a heart and got one immediately, while Edd has been on a waiting list forever... aside from rare blood types, what could be the possible holdup?
I know it's not the thread to bring this up on... but it just strikes me as unfair."
I agree with you, Jodik, that "it's not the thread to bring this up on" so I didn't, I started a new thread.
Here's what Reuters has to say, March, 2012:
(Reuters) - At 71, former Vice President Dick Cheney was older than average for a heart transplant, but doctors said on Sunday that advances in care have made it possible for older patients to still be good transplant candidates.
And not only was he older than the typical patient, but he waited longer than average as well -- 20 months vs six months to a year.
Doctors said Cheney must have been in excellent health to have survived five heart attacks and still been eligible for a heart transplant. Cheney is recovering at a Washington-area hospital after transplant surgery on Saturday.