Sunday, April 4, 2010

Organ Donation Quid Pro Quo

The Israelis are trying to address the shortage of human organs for transplantation by creating a system of preferences for who gets organs and who doesn't. Art Caplan thinks it's a good idea. I'm not so sure - any system will be abused and worked around, so we may well end up with more problems that we have now. 
Good idea for organ donations
As the medical community routinely warns, there's never enough organ donors to satisfy the demand. A new campaign in Israel might help solve that problem, if broadly adopted.
Israel has begun giving preference for transplants to those who sign a donor card. And the preference extends to their families. more

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