Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prisoners Should Give Up Their Organs

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If death row inmates are set to die anyway, why not take their organs?

That’s what renowned heart surgeon Myles Lee ponders, and in his debut novel The Donation (AuthorHouse), he addresses what society would gain from poaching organs from prisoners.

According to Lee, inmates sentenced to death should have the option to donate their organs, since they won’t be needing them after they get euthanized anyway.

Lee says, “If you can choose your last meal, why cant you choose who you give your organs to? There’s a shortage of organ donors in America, and this would mean the pool of donors would increase.”

Lee believes there are “thousands of wasted organs” out there that can help save lives and would give hardened criminals a last chance to redeem themselves for the wrong they’ve done.

He says, “In essence, physicians would become executioners, but the book addresses an important issue. You can make an argument for both sides.”

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