Organ Transplants

  • Lewis Petrinovich
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


Fox and Swazey (1992) provided estimates regarding the number of organ transplants being done worldwide: There were more than 6,000 heart transplants done by 1988 (80% taking place between 1984 and 1988); in 1989, there were transplants of 1,673 hearts, 8,886 kidneys, 2,160 livers, 412 pancreases, 89 lungs, and 70 heart-lungs. There were more than 2,000 multiple-organ transplants in the 1980s, with the most common being pancreas-kidney-duodenum combinations, and heat-lung combinations.


Organ Transplant Heart Transplant Medical Benefit Abort Fetus Selection Pool 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lewis Petrinovich
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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