Rethinking the Ethics of VITAL ORGAN DONATIONS

Authors

  • FRANKLIN G. MILLER,

  • ROBERT D. TRUOG


Abstract

Accepted medical practice already violates the dead donor rule. Explicitly jettisoning the rule—allowing vital organs to be extracted, under certain conditions, from living patients—is a radical change only at the conceptual level. But it would expand the pools of eligible organ donors.

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