14 Jan '12, 10pm

A hospital has denied a kidney transplant for a child with mental disabilities -- do you agree?

A hospital has denied a kidney transplant for a child with mental disabilities -- do you agree?

Parents of children with disabilities and disability rights advocates are raising a huge outcry after a doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) denied 2-year-old Amelia , who has Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome , a kidney transplant. Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome is a genetic condition occurring in 1 in 50,000 individuals; those with it have a “characteristic facial appearance, delayed growth and development, intellectual disability, and seizures.” In a post entitled Brick Walls , Chrissy Rivera , Amelia’s mother, writes that her daughter’s doctor had told them that she would need a kidney transplant in 6 months to a year. Rivera then describes how another doctor accompanied by a social worker told her and her husband, Joe — Amelia had fallen asleep in her stroller — that Amelia would not be “eligible” for a transplant even with a family donor because she is “..already ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/hospital-no-kidney-transplant...

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