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The Logistics of Altruism

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter investigates why some organ procurement organizations (OPOs) manage to collect more organs than others. It evaluates the structural and organizational forces at work in the procurement ... More


The Evolution of Organ Transplantation and Procurement Policy

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter this traces the historical paths that led to modern transplantation technology and the organ procurement policy that supports it. It discusses the genesis, advances, and constraints of ... More


Reforms Short of Open Donor Compensation

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews proposed reforms for the organ procurement system that fall short of donor compensation. In general, policies to reduce waiting lists within the existing procurement framework ... More


Consequences of the Current Policy

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the current state of the global organ procurement system and discusses the most direct consequence of the organ shortage: transplant waiting lists. It analyzes waiting list ... More


Economic and Political Causes of the Shortage of Organs

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines several primary causes of the organ shortage, beginning with the most basic economic explanation: the prohibition on compensating organ donors. For very many people, human ... More


Social Costs and Benefits of Transplants

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter makes the medical and financial case for large increases in transplant activity. It reviews studies that examine in detail the social costs and benefits of various transplants, and ... More


An Assessment of the Moral Basis of Alternative Organ Donation Rules

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the moral and ethical issues surrounding the donor compensation proposal. It takes the standpoint that the moral virtues of public policies have to be assessed in light of the ... More


The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays

James Stacey Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199751136
eISBN:
9780199950539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The questions that surround death – Is death a harm to the person who dies? Should we be afraid of death? Can the dead be harmed? Can they be wronged? – have been of widespread interest since ... More


Conclusion

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter summarizes the book's main recommendations. Current procurement efforts fail to utilize the strongest and most efficient means of obtaining additional organs for transplantation. ... More


All Things Twice, First Tragedy Then Farce: Lessons from a Transplant Error

Charles L. Bosk

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.8
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the transplant error in the Jesica Santillan's case and the main actors in the story (from Duke University Medical Center to Carolina Donor Services, from the United Network for ... More


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