Fragile Trust The Success and Failure of Required Request Laws, and the Procurement of Organs and Tissues from Children and Adults

  • Arthur L. Caplan


This chapter addresses two topics that may appear, at first, to have very little in common: (1) the question of whether required request laws have been successful with respect to organ procurement, and (2) the morality of using infants born with anencephaly as a source of organs and tissues. Despite the apparent incommensurability of the two subjects, I believe that the topics are intimately related.


Organ Donation Brain Death Tissue Donation Organ Procurement Donor Pool 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur L. Caplan
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  1. 1.Center for Biomedical EthicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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