The Mississippi Decision Exchanging Parole for Kidney Donation: Is This the Beginning of Change for Altruistic-Based Human Organ Donation Policy in the United States?

Burkle, Christopher M.
May 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2011, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p414
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the decision of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to indefinitely suspend the life sentences for sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott, convicted of an armed robbery in 1994. Jamie was undergoing dialysis treatment and Gladys was released on the condition that she donate a kidney to her sister. The author examines the decision in the context of organ transplant legislation, discussing punishment and market concepts of criminal justice and human organ transplant programs.


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