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Author Healy, Kieran Joseph, 1973-

Title Last best gifts : altruism and the market for human blood and organs / Kieran Healy
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Exchange in human goods -- 2. Making a gift -- 3. The logistics of altruism -- 4. Collection regimes and donor populations -- 5. Organizations and obligations -- 6. Managing gifts, making markets -- Appendix : Data and methods -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual--often anonymous--may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. Last Best Gifts offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma by examining the social organization of blood and organ donation in Europe a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-183) and index
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Subject Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects -- United States
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects -- United States
Tissue banks -- United States
Organ donors.
Blood Banks -- economics
Blood Banks -- organization & administration
Tissue Banks -- economics
Tissue Banks -- organization & administration
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- economics
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- organization & administration
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- General.
Organ donors
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
Tissue banks
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects
United States
United States
Europa (geografie)
Verenigde Staten.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005030538
ISBN 9780226322384