Wednesday, April 26, 2006


After serving some time on the transplant service, you become very acutely in tune with the unmistakable transplant vibe. Like a fictional Jedi master, you can sense a disturbance in the Force when an organ donor is about to become availble.

And sure enough, 90% of the time, the pager goes off within a couple hours of having that feeling and you're out procuring organs and putting them in patients.

Sometimes this gets a bit creepy and morbid. It often means that someone is going to die in order to give someone a second chance. It's all quite voodoo, but it's weird to think that some strange vibe could be initiated by a patient's dying sequence, finds people associated with transplants, and gives them a "heads up" of their impending death.