Scott Sisters Kidney Donation Threatens Organ Transplant Laws

As jubilant supporters await the release of Gladys and Jamie Scott, who brokered a bargain with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to get early prison release by undergoing an organ transplant, medical ethicists are crying foul. Ethicists say suspending a prison sentence on the condition that one sister give the other a kidney is a "quid pro quo" and threatens the ethical underpinnings of living donation laws. Dr. William Hurlburt, a Stanford neurologist who sat on the President's Council on...Full Story
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