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Author: Margaret Haerens
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Global viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores issues related to organ donation in various countries, including the United States, Spain, Australia, India, and Pakistan, poverty and organ donation, presumed consent/opt-in/opt-out laws, compensation for donation, and illegal trafficking of organs. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens
ISBN: 9780737762693 0737762691 9780737764451 0737764457 0737763329 9780737763324
OCLC Number: 783170558
Description: 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Organ donation worldwide. The state of the international organ trade: a provisional picture based on integration of available information / Yosuke Shimazono --
Spain leads the world in organ donations / Grace Wong --
How to mend a broken heart / Kate Benson --
Kuwait is determined to improve its rate of organ donation / Habib Toumi --
England's minority communities have a low rate of organ donations / Ben Whitelaw --
Ontario has wide variations in organ donation rates / Megan Ogilvie and Patrick Cain --
A soldier's death gives life to another man / Meg Jones --
ch. 2. Barriers to organ donation. American organ donations hindered by religious and cultural myths / Allison Pond --
Israel's religious misconceptions a barrier to organ donation / Calev Ben-David --
Japanese doctors are reluctant to harvest organs / Natsuko Fukue --
Obstacles remain for the field of face transplants / Paul Voosen --
Saudi Arabia must confront cultural and religious taboos / Siraj Wahab --
ch. 3. Strategies to improve organ donations. Canada should pay organ donors / Erin Anderssen --
The British Hindu community is addressing the shortage of organ donors / Tarun Patel --
Wales is switching to a presumed consent system for organ donations / Tracy McVeigh --
Germany initiates a campaign to raise awareness of organ donation shortfall / Cinnamon Nippard --
England is right to propose a presumed consent model / Martin O'Neill --
The United States should consider a mandatory organ donation policy / Scott Carney --
Portugal has implemented a presumed consent law / The Portugal News --
ch. 4. The problem of organ trafficking. Organ trafficking is a global problem / Ami Cholia --
Nepal's illegal organ trade is on the rise / Tara Bhattarai --
India's organ trade exploits the country's most vulnerable people / Thomas Schmitt --
Egypt's illegal organ trafficking endangers the poor / Theodore May --
Kosovo is rocked by an organ trafficking scandal / T.J. --
China is harvesting the organs of executed prisoners / Ethan Gutmann.
Series Title: Global viewpoints.
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens, book editor.

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This title explores issues related to organ donation in various countries, including the United States, Spain, Australia, India, and Pakistan, poverty and organ donation, presumed consent/opt-in/opt-out laws, compensation for donation, and illegal trafficking of organs. --from publisher description.

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