Organ and Tissue Donation by P-TheSpinneyPress


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									Organ and Tissue Donation
Issues in Society

Editor: Justin Healey

Organ and tissue transplants can be the last resort for a range of life-saving and life-improving treatments.
Although the latest organ donation figures have reached a record high, the total however, only equates to
a national organ donor rate of 13.8 per million, which suggests more can be done to help Australians who
are on transplant waiting lists. This book addresses the misconceptions and facts about organ and tissue
donation and registration with the aim of raising community awareness in an effort to boost donation
rates. It also explores a range of ethical issues around consent and objection, such as 'opt-out' system
proposals, religious considerations, the brain death debate, altruistic living tissue and organ donation, the
illegal market in body parts, and animal to human transplantation (xenotransplantation). What does it
take to give the gift of life?2 chapters: Organ and tissue donation in Australia; Ethics of organ
donation.Also includes: Worksheets and activities ; Fast facts ; Glossary ; Web links ; Index.

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