Animal to Human Transplants: The Ethics of Xenotransplantation (1)
Fullbrook, Suzanne D.
British Journal of Theatre Nursing. 1996 May; 6(2): 28-30, 32.
There now exists, potentially, the scientific and medical knowledge to transplant animal organs into humans, a procedure called xenotransplantation. The rationale behind the idea is that demand for transplanted human organs far exceeds supply. For this reason, alternative methods have been sought. The use of animals is seen as one way to deal with the problem.
Advisory Committees; Animal Experimentation; Animal Organs; Bioethics; Ethics; Human Experimentation; Human Rights; Knowledge; Methods; Organ Transplantation; Personhood; Psychological Stress; Religious Ethics; Rights; Risks and Benefits; Speciesism; Suffering; Tissue Transplantation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation; Xenotransplantation;
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