Tag Archives: Medical Ethics

Happening Friday: Local YMCAs to celebrate LIVESTRONG day with bone marrow drive

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive in honor and celebration of LIVESTRONG Day on Friday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m at all three YMCA locations.

“As committed partners in the effort to support survivors of cancer, it is important that we give members of the Spokane community an opportunity to take a meaningful action in the fight against cancer,” the organization stated in press release.

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It’s a personal choice

The conscious choice to allow life to end by voluntary withdrawal of medication is a personal choice for the individual to make. I have no more right to tell someone they must continue to suffer “in hope” of a cure than I have to tell someone they should leave to make room for the rest of the population.

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Death is the Christian’s enemy

“Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more,” Proverbs 31:6-7.

I've been thinking about this issue since my mother is battling, most likely, terminal cancer if she doesn't get healed.

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