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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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Hobson's Choices

Hobson's Choices

Matching and Mismatching in Transplantation Work Processes

(p.46) Hobson's Choices
A Death Retold

Richard I. Cook

University of North Carolina Press

Jesica Santillan's death after a donor-recipient mismatch during transplantation shook people's confidence in transplant surgery and the organ donation system in the United States. This chapter sketches the process of organ transplantation relevant to understanding donor-recipient mismatches. It analyzes the dynamics of the transplant system, the manner in which a variety of factors surrounding organ transplantation play out in the conduct of patient care, and the complex biological, administrative, and social issues involved in allocation and determining compatibility between donor and recipients.

Keywords:   Jesica Santillan, donor-recipient mismatch, transplantation, transplant surgery, organ donation, organ transplantation

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