Ethical Dilemmas In Transplantation

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1. The ethical issues and concerns raised by this case are; The first ethical issue was killing the baboon to proceed with the transplant. The second concern raised was having angered animal’s rights activists. People were upset and furious because of the death of the baboon. The Third ethical issue was the transplanted baboon bone into Getty. The fourth concern was the radiation and drug therapy before transplantations. 2. An assumption that were made by Getty and his doctor in proceeding with the transplant were: 1. To determine the safety of the radiation and drug therapy used to prepare the patient for a cross-species transplant. 2. Introduce new viruses and disease into humans along the lines of the HV virus. 3. The use of
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