But there has to be more to this story than what is being revealed here. In fact, I know there is.
When determining whether to award a patient an organ, there are many issues to take into consideration. But the most important is whether they have an underlying pathology that would reduce the success rate of the transplant.
If he is on 19 medications, he most likely has existing health problems. Other organs may be involved. The committee will not award a heart to someone with multiple organ failure.
And they haven’t even stated the reason he needs the transplant. Is it cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure? And if so, what caused it? All of that is relevant in determining whether to award him a transplant or whether to let the heart (a valuable and limited resource) go to someone who stands a greater chance of surviving the surgery.
Welcome to the USA, where healthcare isn't even a right yet thanks to idiot congressmen. Are you sure there isn't some kind of advocacy program or international organization you can seek to? And did you thoroughly check FAQ #801:Are there any rules for the Forums? before posting?