Thursday, May 19, 2011
Whose life is it anyway? - a transplant story
I subscribe to several free weekly newsletters from the New York Times - health, books, movies. The health one this week included an article about one family's willingness to allow their loved one's death to become the opportunity for transplants for others. And on Monday this week I'd had a senior English class in looking for material on medical ethics/issues in relation to their study of the play Whose life is it anyway?. Serendipity? Dunno, but I've joined the dots and the teacher is very happy to have an additional resource.
The article includes a video of the (unusual) meeting between the donor's widow and the people who received transplanted organs, as well as an illustration/graphic about transplantation.
Permalink to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/health/17organ.html
One to pass on to your English and PDHPE teachers?