View Full Version : Harvesting Live Donors?

09-27-2012, 03:50 AM
Patrick McMahon is an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who worked as a transplant coordinator. In a new bombshell lawsuit, McMahon claims he was fired for raising one too many red flags about whether his patients were really dead before doctors harvested their organs. According to The New York Post, which broke the story, McMahon says that last September a 19-year-old man injured in a car crash was sent to the Nassau University Medical Center. The young patient was still laboring to breathe and had other signs of brain activity. But Michael Goldstein, director of the federally...

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10-01-2012, 09:00 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if this story is true.

With that being said this country and world should have already come up with a solution already to stop people dying that need organs. Taking them from newly deceased people seems very archaic compared to all the technology we have now.

10-02-2012, 11:37 AM
There is an excellent episode of M*A*S*H that goes through this exact question. One guy needs an organ in the next half hour, the only one available is still doing its job inside a man who cannot be saved, but is still alive. The entire episode is the race between a dying man who can't be saved without the other, and a dying man who can't be saved, but they won't kill for his organ.

It's a thinker.