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  1. #1
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    Apr 2010

    OH - Ronald Phillips, Death Row Inmate, Decides To Donate Organs, Columbus

    Ronald Phillips, Death Row Inmate, Decides To Donate Organs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted child killer scheduled for execution this week requested Monday that his organs be donated to help his ailing mother and sister.

    Death row inmate Ronald Phillips would also be willing to donate organs to other individuals if it's not possible to help his relatives, his attorney said in a letter to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

    Ohio Death Row Inmate Awaiting Two-Drug Injection Execution Says Doctor Couldn’t Find Veins

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prison doctor couldn’t find veins in the arms of a death row inmate during a pre-execution checkup, the inmate said Friday by video in rare court testimony.
    Condemned child killer Ronald Phillips said the doctor could only find a vein on his right hand following an examination Oct. 18 at the medical center at Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus.
    “I guess the Lord hid my veins from them,” Phillips said, referring to a comment he made that day after the checkup ended.

    Some background on the case here:

    US Court of Appeals 6th Circuit Opinion

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
    I haven't had a chance yet to read the documents yet, but this has been all over the news here and most people are in favor of him being able to donate his organs.

    Here is some information on this issue and why it won't and can't be done :

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_donation_in_the_United_States_prison_populat ion"]Organ donation in the United States prison population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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