volume 146, issue Supplement 1, PS42-S47 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0818i
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Aaron Wightman, Michael Freeman

Abstract: The case of Jamie Fiske and subsequent public appeals for particular children by President Ronald Reagan represent classic cases in pediatric bioethics in which parents or others publicly appealed for a donor organ for a particular child. These raise questions about the appropriate boundaries for public appeals for a limited resource for a particular child and how the press and medical community should respond to such appeals. Public appeals by parents to advocate for their child to receive a limited resource …

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