Ethical Issues in the Use of Anencephalic Infants as Organ Donors
Neurologic Clinics. 1989 Nov; 7(4): 729-743.
Anencephaly; Body Parts and Fluids; Brain; Brain Death; Brain Pathology; Consensus; Death; Dementia; Determination of Death; Donors; Health; Health Personnel; Infants; Killing; Life; Moral Policy; Newborns; Organ Donation; Organ Donors; Organ Transplantation; Parents; Persistent Vegetative State; Personhood; Prolongation of Life; Psychological Stress; Public Policy; Review; Risks and Benefits; Scarcity; Social Impact; Standards; Tissue Donation; Transplantation; Trust; Uncertainty; Value of Life;
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Arras, John D.; Shinnar, Shlomo (1988-04-15)The authors reject the use of anencephalic infants as organ donors, favoring the present policy that vital organs may not be removed from the living to benefit others and that whole brain death is considered morally ...