Ethics in Tissue Establishments by Jorge Morales Pedraza

Ethics in Tissue Establishments

byJorge Morales Pedraza

Kobo ebook | September 5, 2014

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At present, the international community cannot be assured that the quality and, in particular the safety of tissues for transplants, is properly guaranteed in all countries and regions. Shortcomings of international and regional ethical rules and standards in the field of tissue banking, the lack of national ethical rules and standards in force in several countries, the lack of proper regulatory oversight and overall lack of harmonisation of existing ethical rules and standards, contribute to the problem.

This book addresses the issues by promoting the adoption of an ethical policy and the use of a model code of ethics and a model code of practice as a reference for the tissue banking community, government agencies and policy-makers worldwide. This will facilitate the use of tissue processed in one country in any other country that needs it with the additional assurance of quality and safety that is lacking presently.


  • General Overview
  • Importance of Ethics in the Field of Human Tissue Banking
  • A Model Code of Ethics for Tissue Establishments
  • Importance of a Code of Practice for Tissue Establishments
  • A Model Code of Practice for Tissue Establishments
  • Role of Governments, the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency and Regional Professional Associations in the Promotion of Ethics in Tissue Banking
  • Conclusions

Readership: Tissue bank operators, government agency health policy-makers.
Key Features:

  • Includes a set of ethical principles that can be used as reference for the adoption of an ethical policy and ethical principles at national level
  • Include a guide to creating a model code of ethics for tissue establishment at national level
  • The proposed book will include a group of actions that the WHO, the IAEA, the professional associations already established in the field of tissue banking in different regions, and interested governments of different countries should implement in order to improve tissue banking activities in these countries, and to increase the level of cooperation among tissue establishment in case of an emergency situation
Title:Ethics in Tissue EstablishmentsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981461677X

ISBN - 13:9789814616775