Voor wat hoort wat? Hedendaagse pleidooien voor een consequentiemodel bij orgaandonaties en hun argumenten

Translated title of the contribution: Give and take: Contemporary arguments for a consequential model in organ donation

Yorick Breemes, T.A. Boer

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    One of the distributive principles used to allocate scarce donor organs
    is to prioritise persons who themselves have indicated a willingness
    to be an organ donor. In this article we examine the most important
    types of arguments in favour of such a so-called consequential
    model: the utilitarian argument that a consequential model leads
    to more potential donors and thus saves lives, and the egalitarian
    argument that donating and receiving should take place on the basis
    of reciprocity. After exploring how these arguments recur in scholarly
    and in popular publications, we compare the four countries worldwide
    that have introduced some form of a consequential model: Singapore,
    Israel, Chile, and Japan. Both types of arguments played a role in
    the introduction of such a model in those countries. Whilst all four
    countries have seen some increase in the numbers of potential donors
    and of actual transplants, it is not clear to what extent this growth can
    be ascribed to the introduction of a consequential allocation model.
    Translated title of the contributionGive and take: Contemporary arguments for a consequential model in organ donation
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)2-9
    Number of pages8
    JournalTijdschrift voor Gezondheidszorg & Ethiek
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • organ donation
    • Ethics
    • justice
    • consequential model

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