Blood Pressure

TitleBlood Pressure
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Funke, MB, Price, C
Publication Languageeng
AbstractState University has a commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and non-discrimination that it rigidly enforces and prides itself upon. The president of the university faces problems when the town that State University is located in faces a blood shortage, and the State volunteers to host a campus blood drive. However, the polices of the Red Cross and the American Medical Association, and blood banks continue to uphold a policy that bans men who who have ever had even one male on male sexual encounter from donating blood, a policy that many people find discriminatory. Should the president let the campus blood drive go forward?
NotesCase Study from the 2009 National Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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