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9 August 2011

Euros 2011 Motion for Rd 5

The motion for round 5 of the 2011 European Debating Championships in Galway is

THW allow the creation of donor siblings


  1. Anonymous4:13 pm

    Why was this motion uploaded an hour before the round began?

  2. Anonymous4:36 pm

    cheating !! match-fixing !!

  3. It was actually uploaded about an hour after the round but I am in Newfoundland and time zones are a bit messed up.

  4. Anonymous5:18 pm

    No, I was online at a quarter to 2 and it was up. Had you just uploaded it then or what?

  5. I got it from Twitter. I am at a family wedding in the next parish over from Galway which happens to be 3500 miles away in Newfoundland.

  6. Anonymous10:15 pm

    Where on Twitter out of interest?

  7. Anonymous2:16 am

    Anyone want to explain what this actually means?

  8. What the motion means: Donor siblings would be children born to provide a donation of an organ or marrow or stem cells to their older brother/sister. It is not cloning but sometimes when a child needs a transplant and there is no option to provide that then the parents have another child to see if that child will be a suitable donor. It would only apply to organs where the transplant will not kill the donor (e.g. marrow, kidney etc).

    What does the comment about cheating etc mean: Nothing. It's just someone hiding behind Anonymous to troll. I was in fact late posting the motion which I got off Twitter not early and the time zone issues seem to be causing confusion. I have no advance notice of any motions.


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