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The Gift Relationship Revisited

Shearmur, Jeremy


If unremunerated blood donors are willing to participate, and if the use of them is economical from the perspective of those collecting blood, I can see no objection to their use. But there seems to me no good reason, moral or practical, why they should be used. The system of paid plasmapheresis as it currently operates in the United States and in Canada would seem perfectly adequate, and while there may always be ways in which the safety and efficiency of supply could be increased, there seems...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: HEC Forum (Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum)
DOI: 10.1007/s10730-014-9252-6


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