@Scrbblchick -- Well, yes, you do sound a little heartless, but I can see where you're coming from. But a doctor has to look at who is the sickest, regardless of the cause, and as I understand it, a transplant board makes the decisions to rank transplant patients in the order of need.
I hope the ability to pay doesn't enter into the rankings decisions. I hope those on the transplant boards have more ethics than that. I don't even know that anything but the patient's medical information is available to the board, so they don't know if the patient they are considering is a celebrity or anything like that.