Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44 (4):442-458 (2019)

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Ben Bronner
Georgetown University
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Lethal organ donation is a hypothetical procedure in which vital organs are removed from living donors, resulting in their death. An important objection to lethal organ donation is that it would infringe the prohibition on doctors intentionally causing the death of patients. I present a series of arguments intended to undermine this objection. In a case of lethal organ donation, the donor’s death is merely foreseen, and not intended.
Keywords closeness  dead donor rule  doctrine of double effect  intention  killing  organ donation
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/jhz008
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