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Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts

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dc.contributor.author Bard, Jennifer S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T16:40:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T16:40:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 33 J. Health Pol. Pol’y & L. 117 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/853
dc.description.abstract Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts is an important contribution to the body of scholarship and policy analysis about one of the most difficult problems facing contemporary health policy, public health, and bioethics: the fact that the demand for donor organs far outstrips supply. In this book, Michelle Goodwin systematically reviews the general ways in which the United States’ current organ-donation and transplantation system negatively affects potential donors and recipients, particularly African Americans. She proposes solving these problems by changing the current system that prohibits payment for organs to one that allows it. However, I argue that the entire discussion of a market-based solution to the problem of a shortage in supply in donor organs suffers from a flaw far greater than the inability to predict how such a market would work, because of a lack of reliable evidence that an offer of compensation would be effective in changing the minds of people who currently decline to donate the organs of their loved ones. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Health Politic, Policy and Law en_US
dc.subject Health law en_US
dc.subject Bioethics en_US
dc.subject Organ-donation
dc.subject Transplantation
dc.subject African-American
dc.subject Black market
dc.subject Slavery
dc.subject Altruism
dc.title Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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