Donor Banks: Saving Lives with Organ and Tissue Transplants

Donor Banks: Saving Lives with Organ and Tissue Transplants

by Sally Lee

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-9 Until now, books on organ transplants have dealt with the ``whats'': the history, and current de velopments in the field, with some con sideration of the ethical questions in volved. Donor Banks takes it a step further, examining the ``hows'' of the procedure: how organs are removed, stored, matched, and delivered. Blood, eye, organ, skin, and bone banks are detailed, followed by a plea for more donors. Each chapter begins with a sce nario describing an actual transplant case, followed by information on the organs themselves and the transplant procedure. Finally, storage methods and banks are explained. The writing is clear and easily understood; technical terms that are defined in the glossary appear in the text in bold type. Black - and - white photographs and diagrams of various body parts appear on nearly ev ery other page. They are clear, informa tive, and sometimes unexpected, such as the photo of skin being removed from a donor. Ethics are just touched on here, so this title would be best used in conjunction with other recent books such as Ann E. Weiss' Bioethics (Ens low, 1985) or Margery and Howard Facklam's Spare Parts for People (HBJ, 1987). Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloom field, Mich.

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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First Books Series
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10 Years

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