Organ Transplants, 1st Edition

  • Melissa Abramovitz
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509616
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509618
  • DDC: 617.9
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This book offers a clear, comprehensive, and balanced discussion of the issues surrounding organ and tissue transplants. Reports of transplant successes have increased the demand for such procedures and, as a result, organ shortages have followed. As transplants have become more common, controversies over who should receive an organ and possible methods of increasing the organ supply have arisen. Additional concerns over life and death decisions, the use of stem cells to repair or replace diseased body parts, the ethics of using cloning to make custom cells and organs, and the potential abuse of transplant technology have made transplants a hotly-debated issue with political, religious, and moral implications. Experts agree that transplants are one of the most promising fields in modern medicine, but new scientific and ethical dilemmas surface regularly as medical science continues to develop new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies.

Features and Benefits

  • Carefully crafted narrative, fully documented primary and secondary source quotations, informative sidebars, and study questions all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion.
  • Full-color photographs, maps, and charts enhance volumes in this series.