Saturday, September 15, 2007

Killing donors for their organs

It is sometimes claimed that organ donors are never killed for their organs, but now there is this example:
With time slipping away, one of the transplant surgeons ordered repeated doses of the narcotic morphine and the sedative Ativan, jokingly calling the drugs "candy," according to police reports. Navarro eventually died, but too late for his organs to be useful.

Horrified nurses complained, prompting multiple investigations. In July, prosecutors charged Hootan Roozrokh with trying to hasten Navarro's death, marking the first time a surgeon has faced criminal charges in a transplant case.
Consider that when you sign that organ donor card.

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