Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market (Hardcover)

Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market By Mark J. Cherry, Mark J. Cherry (Contribution by) Cover Image

Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market (Hardcover)

By Mark J. Cherry, Mark J. Cherry (Contribution by)

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If most Americans accept the notion that the market is the most efficient means to distribute resources, why should body parts be excluded?

Each year thousands of people die waiting for organ transplants. Many of these deaths could have been prevented were it not for the almost universal moral hand-wringing over the concept of selling human organs. Kidney for Sale by Owner, now with a new preface, boldly deconstructs the roadblocks that are standing in the way of restoring health to thousands of people. Author and bioethicist Mark Cherry reasserts the case that health care could be improved and lives saved by introducing a regulated transplant organs market rather than by well-meant, but misguided, prohibitions.

Mark J. Cherry is the Dr. Patricia A. Hayes Professor in Applied Ethics and professor of philosophy at St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas. He is editor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, associate senior editor of Christian Bioethics, and editor-in-chief of HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum. He is coeditor of the book series The Annals of Bioethics and editor of the book series Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture.
Product Details ISBN: 9781589010406
ISBN-10: 158901040X
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 2005
Pages: 258
Language: English