9781139175913 (ebook) 9781107024687 (hardback) 9781107478367 (paperback)
Black and gray markets for body parts are illegal, but also pioneering and inventive. Although this type of criminal activity requires dexterity and innovation, these markets thrive and flourish, sometimes in view of law. On the other hand, altruistic procurement is mired by low participation, which encourages black market transactions. Thousands of patients die each year waiting for an organ or bone marrow donation through the altruistic procurement system, so some turn to the dark side. This book offers a frank discussion of altruism in the global body market. It exposes how researchers exploit their patients' ignorance to harvest tissue samples, blood, and other biologics without consent, chronicles exploitation in the name of altruism, including the non-consensual use of children in dangerous clinical trials, and analyzes social and legal commitments to the value of altruism - offering an important critique of the vulnerability of altruism to corruption, coercion, pressure, and other negative externalities.
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Formatted Contents Note
Free markets, free choice? : A market approach to reproductive rights / Debora L. Spar Exploitation and choice in the global egg trade : emotive technology or necessary critique? / Donna Dickenson How to create markets in contestable commodities / Richard A. Epstein Compelled body part donation from children / Michele Goodwin Quid pro quo altruism / Jamila Jefferson-Jones Situated bodies in medicine and research : altruism versus compelled sacrifice / Naomi N. Duke The perverse history of dead bodies under American law / Ray D. Madoff Taxing the body / Dorothy A. Brown Criminal policing of human experimentation / L. Song Richardson Liberalizing tort law / Michele Goodwin.