A Community of Givers, Not Takers
Sadler, Alfred M.
Sadler, Blair L.
Hastings Center Report. 1984 Oct; 14(5): 6-9.
The Sadlers defend the American system of organ procurement through voluntary donation against suggestions that cadaver organs should be routinely or even compulsorily salvaged to meet the need of expanding transplantation programs. They trace the legal history of procurement policy in the United States, outline the consent to donation provisions of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, discuss several mandatory alternatives for obtaining organs, and summarize the philosophical basis of consent. They argue that the current policy has accomplished its objectives of facilitating organ donation without infringing on other values and rights. (KIE abstract)
Alternatives; Autopsies; Cadavers; Consent; Donor Cards; Donors; Family Members; Health; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Institutional Policies; Legislation; Mandatory Programs; Organ Donation; Organ Donors; Organ Procurement; Presumed Consent; Property Rights; Public Policy; Property; Remuneration; Rights; Scarcity; Third Party Consent; Tissue Donation; Transplantation; Values; Voluntary Programs;