Should Hugh Hefner get a dead person's working kidney to replace his own faulty one just because he's a national treasure? Yes, according to a group of senior celebrities led by Betty White.
"We even think non-celebrities who are elderly should be on the organ list," Betty told a press conference at the 10th anniversary of the "Organs for Seniors Club"
"So what if we've had no success so far," declared Miss White. "At least we've raised the consciousness of the nation and the coffers of our club."
Betty said she is well aware of the shortage of kidneys, and that some people will question whether scarce organs would be put to better use in patients younger than Hefner. But Miss White points out that over 10% of older patients could receive a donor kidneys from a living relative or friend-which would have little impact on the nationwide shortage of dead donor kidneys.