Organ Transplantation Compassion and commerce: Selected readings from IJME, Editors, Sanjay Nagral, Sandhya Srinivasan, Meenakshi D’Cruz
Organ transplantation must surely count amongst the worst ethical quagmires for medical professionals in particular and for society in general – one that, paradoxically, has been created by the tremendous advances of modern medicine. Given its very premise of desperate patients dying of organ failure and a massive demand supply deficit, it provokes sharp, passionate debates and opinions. The subject therefore makes a huge demand on the discipline of bioethics, touching upon morality, religion, politics, gender, economics and philosophy. Indeed, the global ethics conversation
has attempted to engage with this subject regularly and in depth.