Anencephalic Infants as Sources of Transplantable Organs
Hastings Center Report. 1988 Oct/Nov; 18(5): 28-30.
An excerpt from the recommendation of the Ethics and Social Impact Committee of Michigan's Transplant Policy Center is provided. The committee concluded that anencephalic infants are suitable sources for organ transplants, with the fully informed and freely given consent of the parents, because their condition is so unique and they are so unlike other babies that the determination of life or death need not be undertaken. Possible objections to this policy recommendation are presented and countered with the argument that the presence of anencephaly can be determined without any dispute and cannot be confused with any other category of genetic anomaly, and that because physical equipment for awareness is completely missing these infants cannot be considered ends in themselves. (KIE abstract)
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