Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 18th, 1998
For example, a Missouri representative recently proposed filling the need for life-saving organs by giving death-row inmates a chance to change their sentence to life in prison in exchange for donating their bone marrow or a kidney.
The contentious nature of organ allocation also has been brought to light by a proposal from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala that would change the system for distributing organs, transplanting the sickest patients first regardless of the donor's and recipient's location. Currently, location and need...
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