From BioEdge - Is it morally wrong to take a life? Not really, say bioethicists;
In view of well-publicised organ shortages, transplant surgeons are eager to increase the number of available organs.
Yeah, I'll bet.
[T]he dead donor rule is routinely violated in the contemporary practice of vital organ donation. Consistency with traditional medical ethics would entail that this kind of vital organ donation must cease immediately. This outcome would, however, be extremely harmful and unreasonable from an ethical point of view [because patients who could be saved will die]. Luckily, it is easily obviated by abandoning the norm against killing.