April 20, 2024

Cancer victim who advertised for a liver dies

A Houston man who jumped the organ recipient queue and appealed to the public for a live-saving liver with billboards and an internet site has died eight months after his transplant. It was not clear whether Todd Krampitz died as a result of transplant complications or from his cancer. He was widely criticised at the time for undermining the American organ allocation system. His supporters argued that the eventual donor might never have donated anything unless he had broken ranks. The plea was of the 32-year-old was particularly poignant because he had been married for only two months when he was diagnosed with cancer.