Originally published in 1990, this study of the moral problems bound up with transplant therapy addresses a finely balanced distinction between ethical issues relating to its experimental nature on the one hand and those which arise when transplantation is routine on the other. Among the issues examined are proposals for routine cadaveric harvesting, criteria for organ and tissue procurement from living donors, foetuses, non-human animals and current ethical problems with artificial implants. Written as a contribution to practical philosophy, this book will interest ethicists and health care professionals.
Table of Contents
1. Transplants: Experiment or Therapy? 2. Organ Transplants and Criteria for Death 3. The Redefinition Issue 4. Foetal Tissue Transplants 5. Organ Transplants and Anencephalic Infants 6. Living Donors, Non-Human Sources, and Cadaveric Donors 7. Policies for Allocating and Procuring Organs