The Right of Public Access to Cadaver Organs
Social Science and Medicine, Part F: Medical Ethics. 1981 Dec; 15F(4): 163-166.
A policy of salvaging cadaver organs for transplantation without need of prior permission is defended on the grounds that the deceased do not have the moral right to deny viable organs to the living. It is argued that it is immoral to waste a scarce resource which can reduce human suffering. Objections to this salvaging policy based on rights of ownership by the deceased or the deceased's family are also refuted. (KIE abstract)