Organ Transplants

Organ Transplants

by Diane Andrews Henningfeld


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737755879
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/16/2012
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Organ Transplants: An Overview Arthur Caplan 11

2 The US Has Failed to Establish an Effective Organ Procurement Policy T. Randolph Beard John D. Jackson David L. Kaserman 18

3 The Gap Between Supply and Demand for Organs Must Be Closed The Economist 29

4 Around the World, Innovative Programs Boost Organ Donations Alex Tabarrok 39

5 Registered Donors Should Have Priority Access to Organs for Transplant Katrina A. Bramstedt 46

6 Younger Patients Should Have Priority Access to Organs for Transplantation Katie Moisse 55

7 Teens Undergoing Organ Transplants Do Not Fare As Well As Older Patients Lauran Neergaard 58

8 Illegal Organ Trafficking Is a Serious Global Problem Jeneen Interlandi 62

9 Living Kidney Donations May Not Be Safe for Donors R. Michael Hofmann 71

10 The Criteria for Determining Donor Death Should Be Changed Robert D. Truog Franklin G. Miller 78

11 Brain Death Is an Ethical Criterion for Organ Removal for Transplantation James M. Dubois 84

12 Brain Death Is Not an Ethical Criterion for Organ Removal for Transplant Paul A. Byrne 92

13 Cardiac Death Is a Controversial Criterion for Organ Removal for Transplant Alister Browne 98

Organizations to Contact 108

Bibliography 112

Index 116

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