Inside the Ethics Committee, BBC Radio 4, Thursday 21 July 2011, 09.00-09.45 or 21.00-21.45, available after first broadcast via the iPlayer
From the programme’s page:
What happens when a proposed medical treatment clashes head on with a patient’s cultural values?
Moha has kidney failure. He’s on dialysis to replace his lost kidney function, and on the waiting list for a transplant. But his chances of receiving a kidney from a deceased donor are slim.
The donor pool is primarily Caucasian, and given that Moha is African and has a rare blood type, it’s unlikely a tissue matched kidney will come up.
His nephew back in his country of origin offers to donate one of his kidneys. But Moha has a secret that only he and his medical team know about.
As his nephew has offered to donate a kidney, the team feel that he has a right to know. Should Moha be forced to tell?