Today in the Huffington Post, Parentlode blogger Lisa Belkin argues that Amelia Rivera (left) should not be eligible for a transplant. And in a companion piece, Susan Senator, author of Making Peace with Autism, argues that she should.
Check out this interview with the family on NBC.
You can read Amelia's mother's account of a conversation she had with a transplant doctor at CHOP about Amelia's eligibility. And you can read a number of responses CHOP has posted about its transplant criteria on its Facebook page.
You may also be interested to read these recent BLOOM posts about an ethics conference at the Montreal Children's Hospital which looked at how cultural devaluing of children with disabilities plays out in their care: The disability paradox; Costs, quality-of-life ratings puts complex kids' care at risk; Burden of kids not whole picture, ethicist says; and A fate worse than death.