Donald Trump Just Saved 43,000 Lives and MSM is SILENT!
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order that will likely save the lives of tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of lives in the future, yet the media is completely silent on the matter.
At an event on kidney health, the President signed an executive order which will help those who need to receive a kidney as well as help those willing to donate a kidney.
According to Forbes,
How many of you noticed the most life-changing story of the week? Yesterday, President Trump made a stunning speech announcing regulatory changes that will save thousands of American lives each year.
As the President noted, roughly 100,000 Americans with kidney disease are awaiting a transplant from a donor. About 20,000 Americans are awaiting transplants of other organs.
These estimates are, if anything, on the low side. Indeed, there are many people who never bother with the transplant waiting list because, under the current system, their prospects of receiving a transplant are so low. Last year, there were about 21,000 kidney transplants in the United States, but the transplant waiting list has remained stuck in the 90,000 to 100,000 person range for some years. If you are old, or even a young person in frail health, you won’t receive a kidney. Donor kidneys are reserved for more “deserving” recipients. Shockingly, it’s estimated that 43,000 Americans die prematurely each year because they don’t receive a life-saving kidney transplant. For context, this exceeds the number of people who die in car accidents each year.
So what is this executive order and what does it consist of?
The portion that will likely save the greatest number of lives is the provision that allows for reimbursement of organ donors’ lost wages as well as childcare expenses.
As the law is before the executive order, organ donors must spend their own money out of pocket to donate.