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Re: [IP] pancreas donor

In a message dated 2/3/2001 8:40:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> I think it's a great idea to help our kids by writing on our organ donor 
> card that we want to give them our pancreas. But I don't think it could be 
> automatically given to our child. Aren't there many pre-surgery screening 
> tests that surgeons have transplant patients undertake before a pancreas 
> becomes available? Our kids wouldn't be prepared for surgery if our 
> pancreas 
> were to become available. Just a thought.
It is an interesting thought, but pancreas transplants are not done alone, 
they are done simultaneously with kidney transplants.  
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