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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


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

Kieran Healy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

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 ... 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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