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November 23, 2004

Journalist Urgently In Need Of Assistance For Liver Transplant, Bloggers

Topics: International News

The Java Report comments that he doesn't normally post humanitarian pleas, and neither does Hyscience, but Rusty's friend's brother-in-law recently contracted a catastrophic strain of hepatitis while on assignment in Lebanon and urgently needs some help. It would be nice for as many bloggers as possible to help get the word out. Rusty's friend is a journalist for Dow Jones, so is part of the exception to the journalistic profession that's not in service to the Chomsky/Moore paradigm. The fellow's name may be familiar with his stories about the oil market. If not, you can view some of his articles here.

Now, I'm not actually much of an authority on Hepatitis, but I gather from his wife's letter (below), that he needs a volunteer willing to donate half a liver for a transplant. My understanding is that a partial liver will regenerate to become whole for the donor, but there's only a brief window during which a partial liver will regenerate for David. He needs a transplant ASAP. There's no reward, other than the satisfaction of saving someone's life, although all medical expenses will, of course, be covered.

Here is the letter from his wife providing background, donor specifications (a big fellah with type O blood), an email contact and....... Read More...

Posted by Hyscience at November 23, 2004 3:31 PM

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