This excellent article by Michael Cook titled “Everybody’s a Winner When Euthanasia Combines with Organ Donation, Says Doctors” is a must read for anyone concerned about ethics and healthcare.
Michael Cook, the current editor of Mercatornet, writes that
Several Dutch and Belgian doctors have proposed legal reforms toincrease the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they report valuable unpublished information about the prevalence of the procedure. So far, it has been performed only about 40 times in the two countries. However, there is “a persisting discrepancy between the number of organ donors and the number of patients on the waiting lists for transplantation” – which euthanasia patients could help to balance. (Emphasis added)
Ominously, the authors of this British Medical Journal article titled “Legal and ethical aspects of organ donation after euthanasia in…
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