The state I live in requires 7 years sobriety before you can get a transplant. It has been reported numerous times that Crosby had been sober almost 5 years to the day when a suitable liver became available. It would be unethical for a hospital or doctor to move someone to the head of the line because of who they are or how much money they have. The families of patients who got passed over so the liver could go to a famous or rich person would call the media, file complaints with the state medical board, get a lawyer and sue everyone involved in making that decision. Of course, I am talking about the USA. I don't know what goes on in places like India, etc. A "suitable donor liver" has to be found. They can't stick just anyone's liver in you. It has to be a reasonable match in size and other criteria which I won't go into here. Most people die from liver failure while on the list. Mainly because of the difficulty in finding a close enough match. And due to there not being enough donated livers. Only a minority of people actually get one transplanted. Another problem is overall condition of the patient. If a patient declines past a certain point while waiting on the list, they don't transplant you. The surgery will kill you if you are not strong enough to survive it. Age is another factor. If they have to decide between a 70 year old person or a 50 year old person, they'll probably go with the younger patient. Crosby has an addictive disease which almost killed him. He got transplanted in 1994. Had that not happened he would most likely have died in 1994. To blame someone for having an illness is a callous/jaded behavior. Crosby wasn't strong enough to overcome his addiction by himself. He got so bad he was carrying weapons out of paranoia and had sold all his possessions and alienated his friends and loved ones. It happens to lots of people, most of them average working class people. I don't get the attitude of blaming and hating someone because they were rich and famous. Does that make someone superhuman? Most of the famous people I've met were just people like everybody else. Some were dealing with fame and some weren't. There aren't any classes you can take to teach you how to do that.