Organ donation: giving for living

Playing God, or an act of altruism?
27 May 2020
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by David Perry, Tara Zammit.


An operating theatre team performing surgery


The Frankenstein story is an example of science overstepping the mark. Some people fear that organ transplantation is just such a step too far. But there are alternative transplant narratives: giving up a kidney to save the life of a loved one could be construed as the ultimate act of altruism. Following the change of the law in England to presumed consent for organ use after death, Julian Huppert and Gurch Randhawa join Ed Kessler to discuss organ donation...


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