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Anencephalic Infants as a Source of Transportable Organs


Dale Moore


Albany Law School

1990

Jurimetrics Journal, Vol. 30, p. 189, 1990

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Under current medical practices, lifesaving organs are being lost by allowing anencephalic infants (those born without an upper brain) to die slowly through natural processes. This article examines the controversy surrounding the argument made by some that greater efforts should be made to salvage these organs, either by placing these infants on life support or by removing their organs before the cessation of brain stem or bodily functions. The article rejects proposed amendments to the Uniform Definition of Death Act and to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act because such a course portends a number of undesirable implications in other situations. It concludes that it is not proper to alter the normal course of medical treatment unless it can be determined that doing so is in the best interests of the dying infant.

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Keywords: anencephalic infants

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Moore, Dale, Anencephalic Infants as a Source of Transportable Organs (1990). Jurimetrics Journal, Vol. 30, p. 189, 1990. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1568166

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Albany, NY 12208
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