Doctor D operates an organ transplant shop. Four of his current patients require a heart, kidney, lung, and stomach, which cannot be obtained quickly enough to save their lives. However, another patient, whom Dr. D has just cured, lies sleeping. If the patient were, let’s say, to take a sudden turn for the worse, his organs would save four lives. It seems like a reasonable trade, no?
Dilemma 8 in 101 Ethical Dilemmas by Martin Cohen.
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