Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Partsby Michele Goodwin
Pub. Date: 02/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In direct response to indefinite delays on the national transplantation waitlists and an inadequate supply of organs, a growing number of terminally ill Americans are turning to international underground markets and brokers for organs. Offering a contemporary view of organ and tissue supply and demand, Michele Goodwin explores the legal, racial and social nuances of current altruistic institutionalized procurement schemes. It is understandably not publicized that Chinese inmates sitting on death row and the economically disadvantaged in India and Brazil are the most often compromised co-participants in the negotiation process and supply kidney and other organs for Americans as well as other Westerners willing to shop and pay in the shadow of the law. Goodwin suggests that the best alternative model for organ procurement is a market approach or one based on presumed consent and provides an alternative way of studying how to increase the supply of organs and other body parts as well.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; Part I: 2. Institutional supply and demand; 3. Nuances, judicial authority, and legal limits of altruism; 4. Equal opportunity rationing: racial and economic disparities; Part II. Legal Frameworks and Alternatives: 5. The legal process of procurement and allocation: regulatory frame; 6. Presumed consent; 7. Commodification; Part III: 8. Tissue sales: an African American predicament?: critiquing the slavery and black body market comparison; 9. The private and public financial transaction in tissue transplantation; 10. African Americans and organ sales; 11. Conclusion.
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