Age Discrimination in the News

Who knew there was an expiration date of the validity of a human being?  Huh.  Thanks for straightening that out for me, United Network for Organ Sharing.  See, I thought every life had value, even if it was fraught with wrinkles, arthritis and varicose veins.  But, according to an article in the Washington Post, if you’re wearing sensible shoes and eat dinner at 4:15, you need not apply for a life-saving organ transplant anymore.  Glad we got that all figured out.  Now we can all rest easy.  Until we have the nerve to continue aging, get deathly ill and need an organ transplant.  Then, Houston, we’ve got a problem.

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One Response to Age Discrimination in the News

  1. […] I’ve written a lot of articles for senior citizens’ markets, so when I read about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant, it piqued my interest. At 71 years old, Cheney is one of the lucky few older Americans to receive a life-saving organ donation. In a previous post, I wrote about how the United Network for Organ Sharing was considering putting an age limit on potential transplant recipients. […]

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