The Gift of Blood in Europe: An Ethical Defense of EC Directive 89/381
Journal of Medical Ethics 1997 April; 23(2): 96-100
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Keown, John (1997-04)Article 3.4 of EC directive 89/381 requires member states to take "all necessary measures to promote Community self-sufficiency in human blood or human plasma" and, for this purpose, to "encourage the voluntary unpaid donation ...
Donated Blood--Gift or Commodity? Some Economic and Ethical Considerations on Voluntary vs. Commercial Donation of Blood von Schubert, Hartwig (1994-07)The author applies the theory of public goods on donated blood. Donated blood may be taken as a 'public good' like water and air, police and firebrigades. This theory tends to imply a preference for voluntary donation and ...