How about donating an organ to a clone?
Sure I’d take a heart, kidney, liver, or other organs from a clone, why not?However, I think it is important to differentiate between situations in which I would take (or give) and organ.
Let’s take a situation in which someone died, is severely injured, or otherwise close to death due to some horrible accident. If I was that person, I’d have absolutely no need for my organs, and, assuming they were still functioning, I would be more than willing to donate them. Why not?
Let say I had a 1% chance to live, or even a 10% chance to live, but a matched organ recipient would have a 50% chance of living if they got my heart. Seems rather obvious to me that the other person could put it to better use, so I’d say go ahead and take it. Let’s assume the organ recipient was a clone, so what? No reason to discriminate between clones and non-clones.
Perhaps someone wouldn’t be willing to give up an organ if they were on their death bed, or to end their life early to donate an organ to someone who has a better than of living. But I’d at least expect other people to be a registered organ donor in case of an accident.
If it ever comes to the point when we start cloning people, I would expect the exact same thing of clones to – they aren’t any different from other humans. I think the question, however, should be phrased more along the lines of “Would you take an organ from an unwilling [cloned] donor?” To me, the answer is the same, regardless of whether or not it refers to clones. No, I wouldn’t take an organ from a living, unwilling person, regardless of whether or not they are a clone.
However, let’s say the unwilling donor just kicked the bucket, and there is still time to harvest the organs, then I’d go for it. Whether it was for myself, someone I knew, or a complete stranger, it would be completely illogical to let those organs go to waste, regardless of whether or not the person wanted to donate them or not. So, to that extent, I guess one could say I’d take organs from an unwilling donors, even ones that weren’t cloned.