The Ban on Organ Sales: Do Misguided Policies Cost Lives?
Speaker: Janet Radcliffe Richards, Professor of Practical Ethics, Oxford University
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
4:30 - 6:15 pm
Each year, thousands of people die because they cannot obtain a kidney or other vital organ. Increased efforts to encourage altruistic organ donation have met with only limited success. Yet global and national policies continue to constrain or prohibit the use of regulated markets for organs. Can the ethical principles on which these policy barriers rest bear the weight of contributing to the deaths of many people who might otherwise have lived?
Professor Radcliffe Richards will present her views, followed by comments and discussion among a distinguished panel and the audience.
Moderator: Frances Kissling, Instructor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Luc Noel, Coordinator of Clinical Procedures, World Health Organization
Ruth Macklin Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
Sally Satel, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
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