Ethics of Transplantation
Organ and Tissue Transplantation are about saving as many lives as possible and
restoring essential functions for many otherwise untreatable patients. The one major
problem surrounding organ transplantation is the need for organs.
For over 30 years, ethical scrutiny has been a hot topic. Not everyone who needs
an organ gets one. Ethical issues arise when decisions are made as to who receives
an organ and who continues to wait.
These events have raised many ethical, moral and societal issues regarding supply,
the methods of organ allocation, and the use of living donors as volunteers, including
There are many great articles on the ethics of organ and tissue transplantation.
See links to the right for more information.