Thursday, May 10, 2007

Encore, encore

"I called out Sue's name twice, and the second time she raised her hand," he said. "I announced we had to get her to Pittsburgh, to the children's hospital, that they had a heart for her little boy." - Pennsylvania State Police

That is an excerpt from this Fox News article about a boy getting an opportunity at life from a live saving organ donor but also, because of technology. They were at a concert and his mother had a cell phone that was able to be located from GPS, but I think it was triangulation. GPS is a receiver, cell phones send out signals that can be triangulated.

If the venue that she was at had a cell phone jammer (which is illegal right now in the US but some want to change that) or if her phone was turned off, he may have missed an opportunity at a new heart.

Jammer info: This is an old article, but may still apply.

The important thing is the fact that someone donated their heart to John.
Our current numbers are:
Waiting list candidates as of today 10:59am
All 96,371
Kidney 71,598
Pancreas 1,683
Kidney/Pancreas 2,356
Liver 16,855
Intestine 231
Heart 2,778
Lung 2,756
Heart/Lung 124
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs

Transplants performed January - February 2007
Total 4,424
Deceased Donor 3,414
Living Donor 1,010
Based on OPTN data as of 05/04/2007

Donors recovered January - February 2007
Total 2,274
Deceased Donor 1,266
Living Donor 1,008
Based on OPTN data as of 05/04/2007

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