Would I Receive a Transplant?

By Heidi Klessig, M.D.

I was asked recently whether I would receive a transplant. I have often addressed this question in my lectures and videos on the ethics of organ harvesting and transplantation.

Like most questions, the answer to this question is, “It depends!” There are many types of transplants, some of which are ethical and some which are not. And since ethical questions require a moral framework, my answers are based on the moral law found in the Ten Commandments against murder, lying, and theft.

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