A recent medical article had doctors admitting the obvious: you can't get a live organ from a dead body. Anita Kuhn examines how redefining death makes transplantations a morally complicated procedure.
One can sympathize with the frustration of a doctor who realizes that a few extra minutes of waiting for one patient to be indisputably dead are all that stand between him and another patient's many years. But those few minutes encompass the momentous difference between waiting on a person's death and killing him.
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