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Bone Marrow Transplantation

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

An increasingly important means of treating many kinds of pediatric malignancies is the process of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a particularly arduous and psychologically stressful procedure. ... More


The Surprise of Donor Siblings

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how children respond to learning that they have donor siblings. Children who learn about donor siblings when they are in middle school are more likely to be surprised than ... More


Unprecedented Relationships

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces the concept of networks of strangers linked by reliance on the same sperm donor. It draws on participants’ use of the language of genes and the language of choice to explain ... More


The 7008 Builders: We Are Family

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces the members of the 7008er network at the occasion of a significant gathering, when seven families with children born from the same sperm donor come together at a hotel in the ... More


Parents Make Contact with Genetic Strangers

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how parents use the number assigned to the donor to begin locating others who purchased vials from the same donor. It explains the steps parents make to form connections with ... More


The Tourists: Just Related Strangers

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The members of the Tourists are not really sure what they are looking for when they connect with other people to whom they are connected by reliance on the same sperm donor. The mere existence of ... More


The Social Capitalists: Joining the Preschoolers Group

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The parents in the Social Capitalist network introduce a set of new ideas about the meaning of relationships with donor siblings. Rather than trying to squeeze themselves into any preexisting model ... More


Choice in Donor Sibling Networks

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The conclusion of the book explains how relationships within networks of donor siblings begin with the idea of genes. Initially, both parents and children talk about a connection that highlights ... More


Michael’s Clan: The Arrival of the Father

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The same-sex couples highlighted in this narrative are members of the “families of choice” cohorts that arose during the 1980s. Although they were establishing a new family form, the mothers in a ... More


Connected Soul Mates: Emotional Ties

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The Soul Mates network is distinctive on two counts. First, it is a large network with over twenty-two children. Second, it represents a turning point in network creation: the initial group formed ... More


Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This is a book about unprecedented families—networks of strangers linked by genes, medical technology, and the human desire for affinity and identity. It chronicles the chain of choices that couples ... More


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