Supporting Organ Transplantation in Non-Resident Aliens within Limits
Bramstedt, Katrina A., Ethics & Medicine
It is common knowledge that the supply of cadaveric organs does not meet demand. This shortage is often used as ethical argument against transplantation in Non-Resident Aliens; however, this fact in isolation does not present a comprehensive picture of organ allocation in USA. Even though approximately 153 cadaveric livers, kidneys, and hearts are transplanted into Non-Resident Aliens each year, roughly another 85 livers, kidneys and hearts are recovered as usable for transplantation but are not transplanted due to inability to find a recipient. These organs are also unable to be exported due to logistics or lack of patient matching. Because usable, recovered allografts …
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Publication information: Article title: Supporting Organ Transplantation in Non-Resident Aliens within Limits. Contributors: Bramstedt, Katrina A. - Author. Journal title: Ethics & Medicine. Volume: 22. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 75+. © Bioethics Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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