Should an excessive drinker or smoker be liable for organ transplants? (read description)
It's my, albeit limited, understanding that they can't. They have to prove that they have gone without drink or smoke before any transplants, and if they fail that they are ineligible for one. Perhaps I'm wrong?
I do believe however, that such a practice is necessary. The need for organs is fairly high and if a person isn't going to take proper care of a second chance then it should go to someone who needs it and will.