Without your kidney as a transplant, someone close to you will die within one month. The odds that you will survive the operation are only 50 percent, but should you survive you would be certain of a normal life expectancy. Would you consent to the operation?
If it was someone I really cared about, I'd do it. But if it was someone I only pretend to care about, I'd have to think about it a little more.
*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.