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Unformatted text preview: Medical Ethics PHIL 321-501 Fall 2010 Midterm Exam 1. Given the short supply of organs available for transplant, and the number of potential recipients waiting on transplant lists at any given time, would moving to a presumed consent (opt-out) organ donation system, as outlined by Eike-Henner W. Kluge, be a morally acceptable solution to the problem? If implementation of a presumed consent donation system could increase the number of lives saved and/or disorders treated, would we have a moral obligation to pursue such a change in our current organ donation system? Conversely, would such a system pose a threat to the personal autonomy of the potential donors? 2. Suppose that by the end of 2015 we will have perfected our ability to clone human beings. Problems such as the low success rate of the procedure and the premature aging of the clone (due to telemere erosion) will have been overcome. In addition, suppose that by the end of 2015 it will be possible to alter the brain chemistry of the clones such that their highest ambition will be to sacrifice...
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