I came across this news story where Veronica De La Cruz, a former CNN anchor, is trying to help her brother get a heart transplant. Problem is, he lives in Nevada and is insured by Nevada Medicaid (can't get private insurance due to pre-existing conditions) but Nevada has no transplant centers.
Apparently he's been turned down twice by some Federal Disability program which would allow him to get on a transplant list in another state.
Luckily for him, Trent Reznor of NIN's has been helping Veronica to get donations so he can just pay cash for a heart and they've raised over $850,000 so far. So he'll hopefully get his new heart anyway and soon.
But you gotta feel for all those people in Nevada that need a transplant but don't have famous siblings or help from rock stars to raise millions for their treatment.
So if you live in Nevada, don't let your organs fail! (or go get one made in China.)
Journalist/TV Personality Veronica De La Cruz Fights to Save Brother's Life
Trent Reznor Raises Over $850,000 for Man's Heart Transplant - Spinner