Melnyk Issue: Every Life Is Precious

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Your agent doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about the resources of people who are dying.

We just want people to live.

So yes, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk used facilities that others don’t have to get a liver donor … the publicity machine of his hockey club. The point is, his life was on the line. What is the alternative? Watch him slowly die? Not acceptable.

Every life is precious but we can’t save them all. Not enough donor organs are available, something that Melnyk, when he is better, should publicly address repeatedly. Right now, the Sens owner is the poster boy for liver donations. He must use this opportunity to help others.

But Melnyk didn’t jump any lines or the like to get his liver. He used the resources he has which are quite substantial.

One wonders with all the brave talk of ethics in this situation if those critics on their deathbed would not do the same as Melnyk if those resources were available to them. In most if not all cases, the answer would be yes. Ethics are rather academic if you are dead.

We can’t save all lives but should save the ones we can.


 

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