‘Death by donation’: Why some doctors say organs should be removed from some patients before they die

Under so-called ‘euthanasia by organ donation,’ the act of organ donation itself — not a lethal injection or a doctor-prescribed, life-ending dose of barbiturates — would be the mode of death

Source: The National Post

By Sharon Kirkey

Three years after assisted death became legal in Canada, the medical community is debating a provocative question: should organs be removed from consenting euthanasia patients while they’re still alive?

Some say changing the rules would allow people choosing an assisted death to donate as many organs as possible — in the most optimal condition possible — because blood and oxygen would continue to flow through vital organs until the moment of retrieval.

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