I read this article and was going to put it in the next healthcare update, but decided to make it a separate post.
You’re involved in a serious car crash, the trauma team attempts to save you, but you end up dying. Instead of your body getting whisked off to the morgue, they take you to the operating room and harvest your organs.
Ethically, will doctors be doing their best to save patients, or will they be sizing up trauma victims to see which ones would make good organ donors? One ethicist in the article calls the concept “ghoulish.”
This is a tough call, but I lean more to the side of providing more organs.
That’s what I would want for someone else if I was the trauma victim.