Thursday, January 8, 2009

When It Comes to Divorce, Organs Are Assets

From the "Are you kidding me?!" file is the current news story about a divorcing couple in New York and their bizarre battle over marital assets. Apparently, the husband considers his kidney an asset - that is, the kidney that he donated to his wife in 2001 - and "wants his estranged wife to return the kidney" or pay him $1.5 million as compensation.

What kind of crazy litigious society are we living in? I was divorced and know first-hand how incredibly difficult and emotional the process can be. But to try to leverage your position by asking for your donated organ to be returned? Sick, sick, sick.

This couple has three children. For the childrens' sakes, they need to wrap up the divorce and move on with their lives. Settle, people, settle!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

It is all over the news here in LA and quite the talk of the transplant unit I am sitting in!