The Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) has decided organ solicitation is “ethically and legally acceptable”.
Should hospitals let patients campaign for their own organ donors when hundreds die waiting for transplants each year?
A national committee of bioethicists and doctors have struggled to answer that question for months. Last week, the CST released a report that concluded the practice of organ solicitation to be “ethically and legally acceptable”.
Some critics suggest organ solicitation can introduce unfairness into the medical system. “The concern is that some Canadians have more resources than others, which could create an unfair advantage with respect to having access to organs,” said CMA President Dr. Granger Avery.
What do you think of open solicitation?