MEDIC 10/23

Hello Everyone,

MEDIC will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd, in Health Sciences T wing room 359 from 5 to 6:30. Ceri will be leading a discussion on the issues surrounding organ donation. If a child is born “brain dead,” can the parents make a decision to donate their child’s organs? Is it acceptable for the state to decide that criminals on death row will all be organ donors after they are executed? Is this simply an efficient use of resources, or should criminals be able to make this decision like everyone else? Does this create incentives to place more criminals on death row than would otherwise?

If you want to read more about this subject before our meeting, these two sources give some good background:

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance and signs will direct you to the exact room. Feel free to bring your friends. Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, please email us at and be sure to like us on facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

Also, attached is a flyer with information about the upcoming Bioethics Grand Rounds on Monday, November 5th. We will be attending and would love it if you could join us!

Hope to see you Tuesday,

Zach Simon, Ceri Weber, Michelle Drews, Vishu Anekonda and Claire Simon

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