Chapter 16 : Allocation of Resources: Scarcity and Triage

Section 5. Case Study Child_Parent_Donor

Name: Samantha Sparta

Case Title: Garcia Kidney Transplant

Description of the case by student: A Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia is receiving the gift of life when his daughter, Missy Garcia, donates her kidney to her father. Carlos Garcia suffers from polycystic kidney disease and desperately needed an organ transplant. Missy never told her father that she had started the testing process to see if she was a match until she found out for sure that she was a perfect match for him.

URL?s for the articles describing the case:

Article describing case

http://organtx.org/

Article describing kidney donation process

http://www.kidneytransplant.org/patientguide/donor.html

Article describing the future of organ donation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_859000/859959.stm

Article describing organ transplant system chronology

http://www.upmc.edu/NewsBureau/tx/chronology.htm

URL?s for articles with ethical position:

Article containing religious views on organ transplant

http://www.lhsc.on.ca/transplant/religatt.htm

London Health Science Centre in Canada describes ethics behind organ transplant

http://www.lhsc.on.ca/transplant/ethics.htm

Health Resources and Services Administration discuss ethics

http://newsroom.hrsa.gov/Speeches/OrganOhio.htm

BBC News article concerning ethics with organ transplants

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_388000/388260.stm

 

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