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The characteristics of blood donors in the United States

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the characteristics of blood donors in the United States. Despite all the statistical inadequacies in the data presented, the trend appears to be markedly in the direction of ... More


“Your Birth Day Gift”: Banking Cord Blood

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the process and consequences of cord blood banking. Cord blood banking involves the use of stem cells from the patient’s own blood, that were manufactured by another person who ... More


Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Donna Dickenson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Personalized healthcare—or what this book calls “Me Medicine”—is radically transforming the US’s longstanding “one-size-fits-all” model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ... More


Medical Negligence

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

A much abused area of practice in courts is the conflict situation which arises by a mismatch of what the patient expects to secure and what the doctor’s treatment results in. Complaints of medical ... More


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