Reflections on Fairness in UNOS Allocation Policies
Richard J. Bonnie
University of Virginia - School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law; Kiryat Ono College, Israel
Periodic examination of UNOS’s policies is a useful feature of an ongoing effort to assure just and equitable allocation of lifesaving organs and to avoid potential exploitation by individuals. Yet, those whom the authors seek to protect - the majority of patients on the waiting lists and fortunate recipients - are in a morally awkward position because they have not indicated their willingness to donate organs prior to their ailments. Our comment explores this issue.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4working papers series
Date posted: February 12, 2011
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