Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative

1st Edition

James Stacey Taylor

Published May 20, 2005
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9780754641100 - CAT# Y233732
Series: Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy


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It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor contends that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is morally imperative that the current methods of organ procurement be supplemented by a legal, regulated market for human transplant organs purchased from live vendors. Taylor pays particular attention to outlining the implications that recognizing the moral legitimacy of these market transactions in human body parts and reproductive capacities have for public policy.

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