Xenotransplantation: Would you do it?
For some questions there's no right or wrong answer.
Kids from Intermediate Schools in Wellington decide whether or not they would have a xenotransplant.
Sara Loughnane: Do you think, if you had a terminal disease, if you had either liver failure or Parkinson's disease, something that is going to kill you, would you have a xenotransplant? And what I want you to answer me when you give me your answer is yes or no, and why or why not.
Student: I would get it, because it can't really get any worse.
Sara Loughnane: Great, one person who would, because your condition can't get any worse. Great answer. Thank you.
Student: If I know I am going to die anyway, then I may as well try something to keep myself alive. So yeah, I would.
Sara Loughnane: Right. Cool. Thank you.
Student: I wouldn't, cause I wouldn't want an animal … something from an animal inserted in my body.
Student: I would because, like as he said, you're going to die anyway and life’s too short to live the same day twice so why not go for it.
- 27 November 2007
- Quicktime video
- The University of Waikato