Reflections on Fairness in UNOS Allocation Policies

4 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2011  

Richard J. Bonnie

University of Virginia - School of Law

Gil Siegal

University of Virginia School of Law; Kiryat Ono College, Israel

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bonnie, Richard J. and Siegal, Gil, Reflections on Fairness in UNOS Allocation Policies (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1759992 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1759992

Richard J. Bonnie (Contact Author)

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Gil Siegal

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