Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.
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The underlying story of this episode alludes to a popular parable, "The Man Who Gave Away Everything". It is described in detail in an an episode of Fargo, Season 1 (2014), as told by Colin Hanks' character: "A rich man opens the paper one day, he sees the world is full of misery. He says, "I have money, I can help." So he gives away all of his money. But it's not enough. The people are still suffering. One day the man sees another article, he decides he was foolish to think just giving money was enough. So he goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, i want to donate a kidney." The doctors do the surgery, it's a complete success. After, he knows he should feel good, but he doesn't, for people are still suffering. So he goes back to the doctor. He says, "Doctor, this time I want to give it all." The doctor says, "What does that mean, give it all?" He says, "This time I want to donate my liver, but not just my liver. I want to donate my heart, but not just my heart. I want to donate my corneas, but not just my corneas. I want to give it all away. Everything I am, all that I have." The doctor says, "A kidney is one thing but you can't give away your whole body piece by piece, that's suicide." And he sends the man home. But the man cannot live knowing that people are suffering and he could help. So he gives the one thing he has left, his life." See more
Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis do not benefit from the transplantation of a single lobe of a lung. The right lung has three large lobes. And the left lobe has two. So donating a single lobe of a lung would do very little good for these kinds of patients. They wouldn't even benefit from a single lung transplant. Cystic Fibrosis that is treated with a lung transplantation involves resecting both affected lungs, and transplanting in a right and a left lung. It is imperative that these patients receive two lungs. See more
Detective Robert Goren
[appealing to criminal suspect
I mean, what's more selfish than the desire for personal freedom?