Friday, September 14, 2012
Death Row Unlikely to Be Source for Organ Donations
The Backgate Says: Shouldn't this idea at least be looked at ? It would be voluntary of course on the part of the inmate but being that the organ transplant waiting lists are getting even longer shouldn't it become an option ?
Story From The Texas Tribune;
Before Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon established a moratorium on his state’s death penalty last year, Christian Longo, a death row inmate, started a campaign to allow the condemned to donate their organs.
Longo argued that a new execution protocol that many states — including Texas — have adopted leaves inmates’ organs viable for transplantation.
“While I can potentially help in saving one life with a kidney donation now, one preplanned execution can additionally save from 6 to 10 more lives,” Longo wrote in a plea that Oregon officials denied.
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