Virtual Mentor. February 2000, Volume 2, Number 2.
Canadian Age Limits for Organ Transplant Recipients
The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.
Poll ResultsWas it ethically permissible for this recipient to have gotten a new heart?
144 votes recorded
Yes, because the Canadian policy is age
Yes, because the recipient was extremely healthy otherwise
No, because younger recipients could have benefited more from using the donor's heart
No, because his receiving a heart raises public concerns about the integrity of the organ procurement system
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