Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Deciding Who Gets Organs And Who Does Not

Here’s an interesting piece spinning off the recent furor at a Pennsylvania hospital which refused to consider a child with intellectual disabilities for a kidney transplant.
Outcry over disabled girl's transplant care renews eligibility debate
Physicians struggle to make the most of scarce organ resources. "You have to take a
A parent's anguished online plea for an organ transplant for her developmentally disabled daughter and new research on kidney transplantation eligibility among elderly patients have refocused attention on the vexing decisions that face physicians who determine which patients are suitable for transplantation. more

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