Ethical Considerations for Innovative Strategies to Increase the Supply of Organs

Friday, 14 February 2014
Columbus IJ (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Mark Siegler , University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The central ethical consideration in developing innovative strategies to increase the supply of organs – both from deceased donors and iving donors – is the imperative to save patients’ lives and to improve their quality of life. This ethical imperative must be balanced against risks to individuals and society. This paper will examine the ethics of paired exchanges, donor chains, double equipoise, financial incentives, and voluntary organ donation associated with elective surgery.