Organ Transplantation Policy

Organ Transplantation Policy

Book Pages: 278 Illustrations: Published: September 1989

Medicine and Health > Public Health and Health Policy, Politics > Public Policy

Organ transplantation as a high-cost surgical and medical procedure poses an extraordinarily rich and complex set of social, ethical, and policy issues.
A June 1988 symposium at Vanderbilt University gathered leaders in a wide variety of fields to synthesize the current state of knowledge concerning organ transplantation policy and to access policy options. Collected here are the revised papers presented at that symposium; also included is one influential earlier paper on the same topic. Together, they constitute a major contribution to the debate on organ transplantation policy and its moral, legal, financial, and political implications.



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Acknowledgments vii

Introduction / James F. Blumstein and Frank A. Sloan 1

Government's Role in Organ Transplantation Policy / James F. Blumstein 5

The Organization of Organ Procurement / Jeffrey M. Prottas 41

The Economics and Ethics of Markets for Human Organs / Henry Hansmann 57

Ethical Criteria for Procuring and Distributing Organs for Transplantation / James F. Childress 87

Is There a Rationale for Regionalizing Organ Transplantation Services? / Frank A. Sloan, May W. Shayne, and Marilyn D. Doyle 115

Government Funding for Organ Transplants / Peter H. Schuck 169

The Politics of Organ Transplantation: A Parable of Our Time / Richard A. Rettig 191

Liver Transplantation in Massachusetts: Public Policymaking as Morality Play / Clark C. Havighurst and Nancy M. P. King 229

Index 261

Contributors 267
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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-0939-0