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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn)

Graeme Laurie, Shawn Harmon, and Edward Dove
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date: 09 August 2022

p. 58518. The Donation of Organs and Transplantationlocked

p. 58518. The Donation of Organs and Transplantationlocked

  • G. T. Laurie, G. T. LaurieProfessor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
  • S. H. E. HarmonS. H. E. HarmonHonorary Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh
  •  and E. S. DoveE. S. DoveLecturer in Risk and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh

Abstract

This chapter discusses ethical and legal aspects of organ transplantation. After reviewing the technical criteria—or biological hurdles—associated with transplantation, and the two primary types of transplantation (i.e., homotransplantation and xenotransplantation), it explores the regulatory framework and types of donors in the living donor context, and the same for the cadaveric donor. It also looks briefly at neonates and foetal donors, donations for the aged, and reconstructive transplants.

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