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Hastings Cent Rep. 2008 Nov-Dec;38(6):38-46.

Rethinking the ethics of vital organ donations.

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Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, USA.

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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19192716
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