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The Dead Donor Rule and Means-End Reasoning: A Reply to Gardiner and Sparrow

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1. Gardiner D, Sparrow R.Not dead yet: Controlled non-heart-beating organ donation, consent, and the dead donor rule. Cambridge Quarterly for Healthcare Ethics 2010;19:17–26.

2. See note 1, Gardiner, Sparrow 2010, at 20.

3. See note 1, Gardiner, Sparrow 2010, at 21.

4. Laird J.The ethics of dignity. Philosophy 1940;15(58):135.

5. Kant I.Critique of Practical Reason. Beck LW, trans. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill; 1956:76–7.

6. Hill TE.Humanity as an end. Ethics 1980;91(1):87. Emphasis mine.

7. See note 4, Laird 1940, at 136. Emphasis mine.

8. See note 1, Gardiner, Sparrow 2010, at 21.

9. Talbot D, Gok M, Minor T. Thrombolysis in the non-heart-beating donor. In: Talbot D, D’Alessandro AM, eds. Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death. New York: Oxford University Press; 2009:103–16.

10. See note 1, Gardiner, Sparrow 2010, at 22. Emphasis original.

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