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The Ethics Organ Donation After Cardiac Death

This paper examines some of the ethical dilemmas posed to the medical community by the practice of organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) and whether it violates any of the basic ethical principles of medicine. Cardiac death can only be declared on the basis of cardiopulmonary criteria of permanent cessation of circulatory and respiratory function […]

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An Ethical Implication of Organ Transplants

All aspects of health care face the inevitability of moral and ethical issues arising on numerous fronts. The organ donation and transplantation field of medicine is no exception. Each day, approximately 18 people die waiting for an organ to become available for transplant (Taranto, 2010). In the grand scheme of things this may not seem […]

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Organ Transplant and Donors

In a race to prevent thousands of needless deaths a year, countries from Singapore to Israel are launching innovative new programs to boost organ donation. Alex Tabarrok on paying donors for kidneys, favoritism on waiting lists and the shifting line between life and death. Harvesting human organs for sale! The idea suggests the lurid world […]

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On the Ethical Dilemmas of Organ Transplantation

Sixty five year old Henry Errington came to the hospital for a checkup when he seized up without noticing something ever happened. His doctors worked to realize what is wrong with him, but even before the positive test for food poisoning on unpasteurized goat cheese with bacteria was confirmed, he suffers a heart attack and […]

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Organ Selling

Leading surgeons are calling for the Government to consider the merits of a legalised market in organs for transplant. A public discussion on allowing people to sell their organs would, the doctors say, allow a better-informed decision on a matter of such moral and medical significance. At stake are the lives of thousands of people […]

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Baby Theresa

In March 1992 Theresa Ann Campo Pearson was born with anencephalia, a rare condition where the upper skull and brain cortex are missing. Although her brain stem can still produce breathing and a heartbeat, she could never have a conscious life. Most anencephalic babies are detected and aborted during early pregnancy because of the severity […]

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