Morality and Marketing Human Organs

Borna, Shaheen
January 1987
Journal of Business Ethics;Jan1987, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
Recent break-throughs in surgery and the discovery of an effective immunosupressive drug called cyclosporin, have brought a Renaissance in organ transplants. These medical advances have also heightened concern over the already critical shortage of body organs. Several alternatives have been suggested which may help alleviate the organ shortage. One such alternative is to allow commerce in human organs. This article discusses the morality of commercialization of human organs within the framework of several ethical theories.


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