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Does Remuneration for Plasma Compromise Autonomy?

White, Lucie


In accordance with a recent statement released by the World Health Organization, the Canadian province of Ontario is moving to ban payment for plasma donation. This is partially based on contentions that remuneration for blood and blood products undermines autonomy and personal dignity. This paper is dedicated to evaluating this claim. I suggest that traditional autonomy-based arguments against commodification of human body parts and substances are less compelling in the context of plasma...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: HEC Forum (Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum)
DOI: 10.1007/s10730-014-9261-5


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