They didn’t die in combat but they will lose their life anyway because of a reg. Really? I can’t believe this is a requirement. It sounds like something straight out of 1900 in its tone. Of course, the vet should be allowed to receive an organ from a non veteran. What kind of stupidity requires otherwise!! No wonder the VA is as screwed up as it is. No one should lose life due to a regulation. And yes, the VA should pay for the donor’s care. That surgery isn’t a day at the spa. They should be commended for it. These are vets for heaven’s sake. Paying for the donor’s care is inconsequential compared to what the vet willingly gave to his country.