Friday, August 21, 2009

Question of the Week: 50 Percent

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.

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