Tag Archives: organ donation

Legalize Murder for Organs?

Robert Truog, MD

By Wesley J. Smith The attacks on the dead donor rule–which requires death as a precondition of donating vital organs–are continuing in the world’s most prestigious medical and bioethical journals. Take the New England Journal of Medicine, which has just

Altruistic assisted suicide – surely you can’t be serious?

LifefromDeath

By Paul Russell Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update.

Disabled Woman Wants Suicide/Organ Donation

LifefromDeath

By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning against coupling assisted suicide with organ harvesting since 1993, when I wrote my first anti-assisted suicide column in Newsweek. From, “The Whispers of Strangers:” Life is action and reaction, the proverbial pebble

Death “Morally Insignificant” in Organ Donation

Walter Glannon

By Wesley J. Smith I have been warning for several years that many in bioethics and the organ transplant community hope to legalize killing for organs, that is, taking organs from the living. The latest example comes in the Cambridge

Organ Request OK Before End of Life Decision

Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith There are two protocols for donating vital organs after death. One involves brain death, and one involves removing life support, waiting for cardiac arrest, and then procuring organs after a few minutes. This post deals with

Belgium becomes world leader in organ removal after euthanasia as Oxford academics suggest the practice could generate 2,200 more organs a year in UK

Julian Savulescu

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. According to a recent report Belgium is

Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donor’s recovery

Carina Melchior

By Michael Cook The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car

Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donor’s recovery

Carina Melchior

By Michael Cook  The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car

No to Human Organ Farms!

Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith Here we go again! The push to transform the most ill and disabled living human bodies into so many organ farms continues among some bioethicists and within organ transplant ethical discourse. Now, an article in the

Man Wakes as Doctors Talk Organ Donation with Family

By Dave Andrusko It’s a story that ought to send a chill up and down your spine. As doctors broached the topic of organ donation with the family of Sam Schmid, the 21-year-old college student “began to respond, holding up