This sensitive ethnography reveals the methods and mindsets of doctors, patients, donors, and sellers in Israel's living kidney transplant bureaus. Matching Organs with Donors describes how these actors identify and adjudicate suitable matches between donor and recipient using terms borrowed from definitions of kinship.
2012 | 232 pages | Cloth $69.95
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Ethnography Through Transplants and Vice Versa
Chapter 2. Consent Forms, Differences, and Indifference
Chapter 3. Kinship as Template
Chapter 4. Committee-ing "Family Donations"
Chapter 5. The Evidence of Altruism
Chapter 6. Exits and Promises: Signatures, Loopholes, and Swaps
Conclusion: Kin Relations, Legal Relations, and Transplants
A: Living Organ Transplant Directive
B: National Organ Transplant Act