Transplanting Human Tissue: Ethics, Policy and Practice

Hardcover | January 13, 2004

EditorStuart J. Youngner, Martha W. Anderson, Renie Schapiro

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The use of human tissue for transplantation is becoming a billion-dollar business. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of the American tissue transplantation industry. It traces the chain of distribution of musculoskeletal tissue (e.g. bones and ligaments) and skin from thegenerous donation of grieving families to its transplantation into hundreds of thousands of persons each year. Commodification, commercialization, and the occassional use of tissue for "cosmetic" surgery have raised ethical questions about the acceptability of "markets" in human body parts thathave been altruistically donated by families. Inevitably, questions about the informed consent and the need for responsible stewardship by the industry have been raised, often in the Press. The book provides a comprehensive background to these ethical problems by explaining the historical development, breadth, and organization of the tissue industry, including the technical developments that have made it simultaneously clinically relevant and an attractive market for investmentcapital. It explores the similarities and differences in how government regulates other tissues and solid organs (such as hearts and kidneys). Contributions to the book come from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, industry representatives, government regulators, and not least, families whohave donated tissue from their dead loved ones.

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The use of human tissue for transplantation is becoming a billion-dollar business. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of the American tissue transplantation industry. It traces the chain of distribution of musculoskeletal tissue (e.g. bones and ligaments) and skin from thegenerous donation of grieving families to its tr...

Stuart J. Youngner is at Case Western Reserve University. Martha W. Anderson is at Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Renie Schapiro is at University of Wisconsin Medical School.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 6.1 × 9.41 × 0.91 inPublished:January 13, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195162846

ISBN - 13:9780195162844

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Part I1. Martha W. Anderson and Renie Schapiro: From Donor to Recipient: The Pathway and Business of Donated Tissues2. Martha W. Anderson and Scott Bottenfield: Tissue Banking - Past, Present and Future3. John T. Makley and Richard Nicholas: Clinical Aspects of Allograft Tissue4. Glenn Greenleaf: Skin Transplantation: Clinical Applications and Current Issues5. Jill Hartzler Warner and Kathryn C. Zoon: The View from the Food and Drug AdministrationPart II6. John P. Moyer: Andy's Gift: A Donor Family's Perspective7. Ellen Gottman Kulik: The Gift of Tissue: A Donor Mom's PerspectivePart III8. R. Alta Charo: Legal Characterizations of Human Tissue9. Jeffrey Prottas: Ethics of Allocation: Lessons from Organ Procurement HistoryPart IV10. Courtney S. Campbell: The Gift and the Market: Cultural Symbolic Perspectives11. Norman Fost: Developing Hospital Policy: The University of Wisconsin Experience12. Stuart J. Youngner: Informed Consent13. Stuart J. Youngner, Renie Schapiro and Martha W. Anderson: Concluding Thoughts and RecommendationsGlossaryAppendicesA. Model Elements of Informed Consent for Organ and Tissue Donation American Association of Tissue Banks, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, Eye Bank Association of AmericaB. Donor's Bill of Rights National Donor Family CouncilC. Informed Consent Policy for Tissue Donation National Donor Family CouncilD. Anatomical Gift Form University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

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Transplanting Tissue: Ethics, Policy, and Practice is the first scholarly treatment of the important issues surrounding tissue transplantation. Multi-disciplinary, edited volumes often are plaged by uneven writing, gaps and overlaps in coverage, and poor editing. The editors have thankfullyavoided these common maladies to create an indispensable resource that should serve to stimulate critical analysis of the issues surrounding tissue transplantation."--American Journal of Bioethics