We perform an ethical evaluation of two modells that promise to solve the increasing shortage of organs for transplantations: firstly, the legalisation of organ trade, and, secondly, the so called „Reciprocity Model". Thereby unrestricted respect for the individual human being serves as the ethical standard. We conclude that the Reciprocity Model is ethically much more acceptable that organ trade even if this trade were limited to Europe. In addition, the Reciprocity Model can easily be integrated into the current Eurotransplant system of organ allocation.
|Journal||Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|