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A Death RetoldJesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship$
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Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830598

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo

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Consuming Differences

Consuming Differences

Post-Human Ethics, Global (in)Justice, and the Transplant Trade in Organs

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(p.205) Consuming Differences
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A Death Retold
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Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.13

This chapter presents a global analysis of the phenomenon referred to as “transplant tourism.” It describes how patients with the financial capability procure organ transplants illegally from abroad. The globalization of organ and tissue markets highlights how the economic inequities that propelled Jesica and her family to travel to the United States in search of health care also encouraged other poor people of the world into selling their organs.

Keywords:   transplant tourism, organ transplants, organ and tissue markets, economic inequities, United States, health care

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