Considering the role of public health: Organ shortage, global justice, and the paradox of prevention

Hagai Boas, Nadav Davidovitch, Michael Yudell

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Abstract

What are the chances that a 13-year-old child with end stage renal disease (ESRD) will undergo a kidney transplant, or at least be treated with dialysis? Sadly, the answer is not only clinical but also sociological in nature, deeply rooted in economic, polit-ical, and social structures. If, for example, this child lives in a lower- or middle-in-come country, her chances of being diagnosed in time to receive such care are low (Muralidharan/White 2015; Muller 2016). However, if this child was born in a Scan-dinavian country, she would have a good chance of receiving a transplant that would lengthen her life by many years.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEthical Challenges of Organ Transplantation
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Debates and International Perspectives
EditorsSolveig Lena Hansen, Silke Schicktanz
Chapter18
Pages335-347
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783839446430
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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