We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Woman Dies After Receiving Smoker’s Lungs in Organ Transplant

20th December 2012

Read it.

That doesn’t sound like a recipe for success.

Jennifer Wederell, 27, died of cancer on August 24 at her home in Hawkwell, Essex, 16 months after being given the transplant at Harefield Hospital in London.

She was not told at the time of the transplant that the middle-aged donor had been a smoker.

Ah. The good old National Health Service. Don’t you just love that government-provided health care? Don’t you just wish we had a system like that in the United States?

It could happen.

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