“Twenty-six-year-old Kirstie Booker was killed in a car crash in 2006 and her organs were then used to help no fewer than five people. However, her mother has spoken out this week, seemingly suggesting that the way the NHS allocates such organs should be subject to a different ethic.
‘I find it offensive,’ says Eunice Booker, ‘that one in four of the livers donated go to alcoholics. If there are two people side by side wanting a liver, and both have the right tissue match, and one is an alcoholic and one isn’t, there’s no contest – you take the one who’s not an alcoholic, they are more entitled.'”
To read the rest of The First Post column from February 18, go here.