This book offers a clear, comprehensive, and balanced discussion of the issues surrounding organ and tissue transplants. Reports of transplant successes have increased the demand for such procedures and, as a result, organ shortages have followed. As transplants have become more common, controversies over who should receive an organ and possible methods of increasing the organ supply have arisen. Additional concerns over life and death decisions, the use of stem cells to repair or replace diseased body parts, the ethics of using cloning to make custom cells and organs, and the potential abuse of transplant technology have made transplants a hotly-debated issue with political, religious, and moral implications. Experts agree that transplants are one of the most promising fields in modern medicine, but new scientific and ethical dilemmas surface regularly as medical science continues to develop new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies.
"This series has added new books ever since it began in 2006. It presents contemporary topics such as AIDS, organic foods, and online social networking in a format that encourages research and further study. Complex issues are well-researched, well-written, and supported by photographs and charts as necessary."
--Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group
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