In this episode of House I’m watching, Wilson’s blood is a match for his patient, and his patient needs a kidney transplant immediately. But Wilson says he can’t donate to his own patient.
Is that true?
If so, why can’t a doctor donate to his own patient? I recognize there need to be rules about what a doctor can and can’t do for his patients in order to avoid potential abuses. But for some reason I’m having a hard time seeing what the potential for abuse is in this case. This is probably because I am such a naive innocent.