Organ Transplant: The Debate Over Who, How, and why

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2000 - Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc - 64 pages
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Focus on Science and Society focuses on key ethical issues raised by groundbreaking scientific and technological advancements in today's society. This series looks at the importance, relevance, and morality of issues that fill today's headlines. It presents the basic scientific and technological terms, concepts, theories, and research behind these debates and emphasizes the need for ethical and responsible science. These up-to-date titles look at the balance that must be struck between the competing interests of science and society.

The ability to perform successful organ transplants has been one of the most dramatic medical breakthroughs in the past thirty years. Along with new hope, these procedures raise a host of scientific, ethical, and medical dilemmas. This book offers a thorough discussion of all aspects of this new frontier.

 

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Contents

Transplantation
7
From Beginning to End
10
History of Transplanting
15
Looking into the Future
24
Organ Donors
35
Organ Recipients
48
Glossary
57
For More Information
59
For Further Reading
62
Index
63
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