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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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Justice in Organ Allocation

Justice in Organ Allocation

(p.158) Justice in Organ Allocation
A Death Retold

Rosamond Rhodes

University of North Carolina Press

Focusing on the central ethical issue of Jesica Santillan's case, this chapter discusses the question of whether transplant organs were allocated justly. Specifically, it analyzes how notions of justice should, and should not influence organ matching and that organ allocation should be governed by the principles of “clinical justice”. The chapter also provides insight on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policy and the ways in which issues of urgency, efficacy, equity, and the interests of small transplant centers are weighed in organ allocation.

Keywords:   Jesica Santillan, transplant organs, justice, organ matching, organ allocation, clinical justice, United Network for Organ Sharing, UNOS

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