Ugh. Please don't give this guy any more attention than he already has.
My brother in law has PSC and was told a living donation likely wouldn't help him, that really a whole liver is the only option. Yes, with PSC there is risk that the new liver may be impacted the same as the original, and there are also so many risks associated with receiving a transplant. It's hard to know how one would act in this situation, though. I guess I agree with the donor in this story... how could you know you have a chance to save someone and not take it? I applaud her generous spirit and bravery, and best wishes to Casey. PSC is a horrible disease, and it certainly needs more attention and more focus on finding a cure.
This study shows that PSC might be more likely to reoccur with living donors as opposed to deceased donors, but more research is definitely necessary: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1724138… This study says that even with deceased donors and whole livers, the rate of reoccurrance is about 20%, really quite high: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2124863…
I agree with mrsc. Anybody who thinks a doctor would perform a breast exam in a bar is an idiot. The shocking thing to me is how insensitive and discriminatory the behavior and statements of the Boise Police have been. They have behaved like ignorant rubes, and their behavior is the real criminal act in this situation.
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