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The Global Organ ShortageEconomic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses$
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T. Randolph Beard, David L. Kaserman, and Rigmar Osterkamp

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784092

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.001.0001

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The Evolution of Organ Transplantation and Procurement Policy

The Evolution of Organ Transplantation and Procurement Policy

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(p.8) 2 The Evolution of Organ Transplantation and Procurement Policy
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The Global Organ Shortage
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0002

This chapter this traces the historical paths that led to modern transplantation technology and the organ procurement policy that supports it. It discusses the genesis, advances, and constraints of organ transplant technology. It describes the important aspects of an organ transplant process. It outlines the types of transplants and sources of organs, and examines the patients' perspective. The chapter also considers the existing procurement system and its philosophical-ideological base: altruistic donation.

Keywords:   organ transplant, transplantation technology, organ procurement policy, altruistic donation, organ donation

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