TITLE

Anencephalic babies as donors of organs and tissue for transplants: legal, moral and practical possibilities

AUTHOR(S)
Rocha, Robledo Fonseca
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil;dez2010 suplemento, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p5297
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The recent success of therapeutic transplants has led to anencephalic babies being considered as a possible source of organs for newborns. The first scientific reports of successful attempts to do this have sparked debate as to the moral issues involved. The results of these discussions have produced practical difficulties that make it almost impossible to convert na anencephalic neonate into a real organ donor. The donation of stem-cells and bone marrow by anencephalic babies has surprisingly still not been investigated.
ACCESSION #
60393792

 

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