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dc.creatorMedearis, Donald N.en
dc.creatorHolmes, Lewis B.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:27:37Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:27:37Zen
dc.date.created1989-08-10en
dc.date.issued1989-08-10en
dc.identifier10.1056/NEJM198908103210610en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNew England Journal of Medicine. 1989 Aug 10; 321(6): 391-393.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=On+the+Use+of+Anencephalic+Infants+as+Organ+Donors&title=New+England+Journal+of+Medicine.+&volume=321&issue=6&pages=391-393&date=1989&au=Medearis,+Donald+N.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198908103210610en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/734152en
dc.description.abstractTwo physicians argue against changing the Uniform Determination of Death Act and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act to allow procurement of transplantable organs from infants with anencephaly who do not meet the legal criteria for brain death. Medearis and Lewis believe that the potential supply of organs from anencephalic infants has been overestimated, that anencephaly can be misdiagnosed, and that allowing organs to be taken from live anencephalics, thereby killing them, would set a dangerous precedent. They also warn of the need to protect a woman with an anencephalic fetus from pressure either to abort or to carry to term and donate the infant's organs. The authors call for more studies on anencephalic infants (such as the one reported by Peabody, et al. in this issue of theen
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/29135en
dc.subjectAbortionen
dc.subjectAnencephalyen
dc.subjectBody Parts and Fluidsen
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBrain Deathen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDetermination of Deathen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectHuman Experimentationen
dc.subjectInfantsen
dc.subjectKillingen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectNewbornsen
dc.subjectOrgan Donorsen
dc.subjectParental Consenten
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPregnant Womenen
dc.subjectPrenatal Diagnosisen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectTissue Donationen
dc.subjectWedge Argumenten
dc.titleOn the Use of Anencephalic Infants as Organ Donorsen
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