Letter: Racist transplants

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Sir: Ken Norman (letter, 10 July) favours accepting "racist stipulations" in organ donation, and produces the specious excuse that the donation of an organ for a white patient will free another organ for a black patient. This reminds me of the South African apartheid regime's spin-doctoring for its white supremacist medical practices.

In reality organs are in short supply. There is a queue for them. So a black woman reaches the head of the queue at last, but the "racist stipulation" givers her much-needed organ to No 2 in the queue - a white. And the black woman, in extremis, dies, while waiting for another organ. What if she'd been Ken Norman's mother?


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