Last best gifts [electronic resource] :altruism and the market for human blood and organs / Kieran Healy.
By: Healy, Kieran Joseph.Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 193 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780226322384 (electronic bk.); 0226322386 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Procurement of organs, tissues, etc | Procurement of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects -- United States | Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Economic aspects -- United States | Tissue banks -- United States | Tissue and Organ Procurement -- organization & administration -- United States | Altruism -- United States | Blood Banks -- economics -- United States | Blood Banks -- organization & administration -- United States | Tissue Banks -- economics -- United States | Tissue Banks -- organization & administration -- United States | Tissue Donors -- United States | Tissue and Organ Procurement -- economics -- United States | Health | Social Science | MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- General | Bloeddonatie | Orgaandonatie | Europa (geografie) | Verenigde Staten | Organspender | AltruismusGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 362.17/84 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-183) and index.
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Exchange in human goods -- 2. Making a gift -- 3. The logistics of altruism -- 4. Collection regimes and donor populations -- 5. Organizations and obligations -- 6. Managing gifts, making markets -- Appendix : Data and methods -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual--often anonymous--may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. Last Best Gifts offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma by examining the social organization of blood and organ donation in Europe a.
Description based on print version record.