Organ transplantation has been one of the miracles of modern-day medicine but, in addition to presenting enormous technical and clinical challenges, it throws up major ethical and legal issues principally from the perspective of the donor. Evolving capabilities in the spheres of both organ and tissue transplantation, coupled with rapidly-escalating demand, assert consistent and critical pressure on our ethical and legal principles and frameworks, including the expansion of the potential donor pool beyond the conventional categories of donor. This volume brings together seminal papers analyzing such matters in the context of an ever-increasingly important area of clinical practice.

part I|30 pages

Meaning of Death

chapter 1|9 pages

Is It Time to Abandon Brain Death?

ByRobert D. Truog

chapter 2|18 pages

The Importance of Being Dead: Non-Heart-Beating Organ Donation

ByJerry Menikoff

part II|27 pages

The Body as Property

chapter 3|4 pages

An Alternative To Property Rights in Human Tissue

ByMargaret S. Swain, Randy W. Marusyk

chapter 4|21 pages

Living Tissue and Organ Donors and Property Law: More on Moore

ByBernard M. Dickens

part III|122 pages

Commerce in Organ Procurement

chapter 5|42 pages

Nephrarious Goings on

Kidney Sales and Moral Arguments 1
ByJanet Radcliffe Richards

chapter 6|18 pages

Why Liberals Should Accept Financial Incentives for Organ Procurement

ByRobert M. Veatch

part IV|74 pages

Cadaveric Organ and Tissue Donation

chapter 12|2 pages

Presumed consent or contracting out

ByCharles A Erin, John Harris

chapter 13|16 pages

The Failure to Give: Reducing Barriers to Organ Donation

ByJames F. Childress

chapter 14|8 pages

Two Steps to Three Choices: A New Approach to Mandated Choice

BySusan E. Herz

chapter 15|15 pages

Ethical Issues in Limb Transplants

ByDonna Dickenson, Guy Widdershoven

chapter 16|12 pages

On the Ethics of Facial Transplantation Research

ByOsborne P. Wiggins, John H. Barker, Serge Martinez, Marieke Vossen, Claudio Maldonado, Federico V. Grossi, Cedric G. Francois, Michael Cunningham, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Moshe Kon, Joseph C. Banis

part V|57 pages

Living Donor Transplantation

chapter 17|9 pages

Autonomy's Limits: Living Donation and Health-Related Harm

ByRyan Sauder, Lisa S. Parker

chapter 18|13 pages

Moral Agency and the Family: The Case of Living Related Organ Transplantation

ByRobert A. Crouch, Carl Elliott

chapter 19|31 pages

Organ Donations by Incompetents and the Substituted Judgment Doctrine

ByJohn A. Robertson

part VI|148 pages

Specific Classes of Donors

chapter 21|14 pages

Anencephalics as Organ Sources

BySharon E. Sytsma

chapter 22|56 pages

Fetal Tissue Transplants *

ByJohn A. Robertson

chapter 23|11 pages

Contemporary Transplantation Initiatives: Where's the Harm in Them?

ByDavid P.T. Price

chapter 24|2 pages

Should organs from patients in permanent vegetative state be used for transplantation?

ByR Hoffenberg, M Lock, N Tilney, C Casabona, A S Daar, R D Guttmann, I Kennedy, S Nundy, J Radcliffe-Richards, R A Sells

part VII|32 pages

Organ Allocation

part VIII|63 pages


chapter 28|20 pages

The Pig, the Transplant Surgeon and the Nuffield Council

ByWILL Cartwright

chapter 29|41 pages

Are Xenotransplantation Safeguards Legally Viable?

ByPatrik S. Florencio, Erik D. Ramanathat