The transfer power works just fine. I'm not really complaining anymore.
This actually works a bit better for an idea I had anyway. He effectively has a 'reservoir' of energy he draws from to heal himself. He refills the reservoir by draining peoples' life force. Granted, there's a hole in his reservoir, since it dribbles away at 1 point per minute, but that's fair enough for me.
So he can lifedrain someone, and if he's lucky and gets a full 6, he then has 6 uses of heal that will stay around long enough for the fight and a bit afterwards. If he doesn't use them, they disappear over the course of a few minutes anyway.
So long as the fight doesn't last too long, or if he's able to drain someone again once it's over, he'll be able to mend up after the fight... But only right then. If he breaks his leg in a fall out somewhere else... He's stuck with it until he can fix it the old fashioned way, or find someone to leech off of to heal.
You can own the Earth and still, all you'll own is earth until you can paint with all the colors of the wind.