To me it once again sounds like as with most things someone is using this child for political points
. There are reasons for rules to everything, once you start making exceptions to rules for one you soon have no rules, lung transplants are tricky for anyone & if you have an older person in similar condition is it right to jump ahead of them for political reasons? You even have to wonder how & why Cheney all of a sudden was able to get a transplant, it may well have been on the up & up but then again. As for selling organs that would open a whole new can of worms IMO, do you mean selling like one of two kidneys or harvesting organs if the family wants to go for the money & pulling the plug? Seems like a slippery slope to me, on one hand you don't even want someone to even approach that subject (which has to be done) but then if a emotional or political response comes along then it's all of a sudden OK to change the rules, just this once.
It's a sad thing but in most cases someone had to die to give another a chance at life, do we follow guidelines that I'm sure have been well gone over or do we follow emotions or politics? Not being cruel, just trying to be realistic.