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Memorandum
Date: September 15, 2012
To: Interested Parties
From: Kimberly Gipson
Re:
Subject: Donor Organ Recipient
I have made my decision to give the donor organ to Jerry. The reason I have chosen Jerry is because he has the least amount of time remaining before his condition caused them death. I made the decision based on my medical opinion of who is going to benefit the most from the transplant. It was a very difficult decision to come up with, but I finally concluded that all three patients deserve the transplant but the most one who deserves it was Jerry. Even though, Lisa is only 12 years of age I had to take into consideration that she has had life-long health issue and this transplant is not a guarantee of resolving her life-long health issue. Now Ozzy on the other hand, I took into consideration that he was a drug abuser. With that being said I thought about would he change his life if he was given the heart transplant or will he continue to abuse drugs. Once I took all the different possible into consideration; the ethical terms, I have decided to give the transplant to Jerry, I found him to be the more deserving one.
I look at the example of the utilitarian ethical philosophy of John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham in which they claim that the best course of action is the one that leads to maximum satisfaction and happiness. The consequences of an action would determine if the action should be taken or not taken. So the morality of an action sis not the predetermined; it is determined by the consequences that are caused by the action. I am pretty stating that I have been face with the same problem, if I do not think about my actions, then I may end up choosing the one that appears ethical today, but will not be the best results for tomorrow.
The reason behind selecting Jerry for the transplantation of the heart is that he got the…...

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