Published in Blood Weekly, October 14th, 2004
"Clinical medicine and biotechnology increasingly utilize and transform human bodily tissues in novel ways. Today more and more tissues - blood, whole organs, ova, embryos, sperm, skin, bone, heart valves, cellular material, bone marrow and corneas - can be transferred between donors and recipients. Hence more and more people in developed nations have the experience of giving a fragment of their body to another, or receiving such a fragment as part of some kind of therapy," investigators in Australia report.
"These systems for the circulation of tissues raise the question of what we...
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