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Transplanting Human Tissue: Ethics, Policy, and Practice

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:469
  1. Peter Furness (, consultant histopathologist
  1. department of pathology, Leicester General Hospital

    Human tissue should not be bought or sold for profit. Agreed? But it's OK to pay “legitimate expenses,” “handling charges,” “processing costs,” and so on. So the boundaries are blurred. How far can this be stretched?

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    Eds Stuart J Youngner, Martha W Anderson, Renie Schapiro

    Oxford University Press, £27.50, pp 216 ISBN 0 19 516284 6

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    The answer, perhaps inevitably, comes from the United States. The US situation is the sole subject of this book. Furthermore, the “tissue” under consideration is largely restricted to musculoskeletal tissues and skin; whole organs are specifically excluded. Publication was …

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