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    Donating an Organ as a "Condition" to be Released From Prison: Is it Ethical?
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Hello community,


    Jamie and Gladys Scott release from prison raises an ethical issue.

    CBS article: Sister's Kidney Donation Part of Miss. Parole



    The article By HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press



    quote:

    "Arthur Caplan, the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, has studied transplants and their legal and ethical ramifications for about 25 years. He said he's never heard of anything like this."
    "When you volunteer to give a kidney, you're usually free and clear to change your mind right up to the last minute. When you put a condition on it that you could go back to prison, that's a pretty powerful incentive."


    Do you feel the "donating of an organ condition" to be released from prison is ethical?



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    magelectric responded:
    That's a tough one! I think you have to consider why the person is in prison, their release date, and all aspects of their case. Maybe have the prisoner should be able to present this option to the parole board, like they would if they were up for parole.
     
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to magelectric's response:
    Hi Magelectric,

    The prison says "it is a condition of release" which means an organ must be donated. Do you feel the prison has a right to require this condition?


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