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Last best gifts : altruism and the market for human blood and organs

Author: Kieran Joseph Healy
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. This text offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kieran Joseph Healy
ISBN: 0226322351 0226322378 9780226322353 9780226322377
OCLC Number: 62133769
Description: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
1. Exchange in human goods --
2. Making a gift --
3. The logistics of altruism --
4. Collection regimes and donor populations --
5. Organizations and obligations --
6. Managing gifts, making markets --
Appendix : Data and methods --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kieran Healy.
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