A mother comes in requesting a facial transplant for her daughter who was harmed on an amusement part ride. She has found a willing mother with a brain-dead daughter to donate a face. Dr. Troy explains the ethical issues of an organ donation and the emotional risk that goes with it.
Is it morally permisible to take someone’s organ (in this case her face) without asking her permission?
Should parents/guardians always be allowed to make the choices for their ward? Do they have a moral responsibility to consult their ward?