Ethical ways to increase donation of haematopoietic stem cells

Elger, Bernice and Cabrera, Laura. (2012) Ethical ways to increase donation of haematopoietic stem cells. Bioethica-Forum, 5 (3). pp. 92-99.

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Ethical issues in the context of human biological material donation have been discussed for a long time, from organ donation to tissue and cell donation. One main ethical concern related to donation has to do with ways to increase donation in safe and ethical ways. In this paper we focus on ethical ways to increase donation in the context of unrelated haematopoietic stem cell donation, such as tailored information about risks and benefits, and non­monetary benefits. We also discuss whether current practices that are used for increasing donation are ethical or not, such as investing effort and resources for certain types of haemato­poietic stem cell banks, payment for donation, advertising and directed donation. We conclude with some recommendations for moving forward the debate on this field and promoting ethical practices within the field of haematopoietic stem cell donation not only in the Swiss context but potentially applicable worldwide.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ethik in der Medizin > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
UniBasel Contributors:Elger, Bernice Simone and Cabrera, Laura Y
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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