Donation of Tissue Samples

TitleDonation of Tissue Samples
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsInformed , Informed Consent , Intellectual , Intellectual Property and Patents , MEDICINE
AbstractA number of health care facilities has entered into a partnership with Ardais Corporation, a biotechnology company, to create a tissue bank to provide genetic researchers with disease-specific tissues and detailed patient information to enable researchers to link specific genetic sequences with diseases such as cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders. Patients having surgery at these medical centers will be asked by a hospital nurse if their would be willing to donate tissue left over after surgery to the bank. At the moment, no legal restriction applies to the sale of human tissue, or who has the right to share in the profits.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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