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Author Farrell, Anne-Maree, 1964-

Title The politics of blood : ethics, innovation, and the regulation of risk / Anne-Maree Farrell
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge bioethics and law ; v. 17
Cambridge bioethics and law ; v. 17
Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The governance of the blood system; 3. Revisiting the gift relationship; 4. Professional beliefs and scientific expertise; 5. Risk and innovation; 6. The rise of the recipient; 7. The politics of precaution; 8. Regulating risk; 9. Conclusion
Summary "This book examines the relationship between politics, ethics and law in risk governance involving multi-valued human biological materials, such as blood. HIV blood contamination episodes in the USA, England and France are used to examine the emergence of and the consequences resulting from the politicization of risk. The emergence of the phenomenon is examined through a focus on the role of the gift relationship in blood donation, as well as scientific expertise and innovation in risk governance processes involving the blood system. Its consequences are examined through an analysis of legal action taken by aggrieved patient groups, in addition to a critique of the increased use of precautionary and regulatory strategies in dealing with emerging risks to blood safety"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-256) and index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blood banks -- Government policy
Blood products -- Safety measures
Blood -- Moral and ethical aspects
Blood -- Social measures
Blood Banks -- organization & administration
Biological Factors -- standards
Blood Donors
Blood Transfusion -- standards
Health Policy
Risk Management
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- General.
Blood banks -- Government policy.
Blood -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Blood products -- Safety measures.
Form Electronic book
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