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Life Science - Treatment and Society Research Seminar #5: "An ethical analysis of an organ market -- in defense of buying and selling kidneys"

2015-3-30 (Mon) 17:00 - 18:00

Each year, thousands of lives are lost due to shortages in kidneys required for organ transplants.  A controlled market for kidneys directly from the donor may solve this problem, but it has been argued that a market such as this would inevitably lead to immoral practices. Oppositions to this organ market are either misunderstandings of what is asked of a controlled organ market and ethical framework, or an opposition to all kinds of proactive transplant. 

In this lecture, we'll discuss the necessity of fundamental regulations to assure informed consent, while debating the practical side of this issue by presenting the insufficient ethical foundation of already existing guidelines opposed to a controlled market.

Seminar Overview

Date and Time:

Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 17:00~18:00

Venue:

Lecture Room 1, 3F, Center of Medical Innovation and Translational Research

Lecturer:

Dr. Cansu Canca (Lecturer, University of Hong Kong)

Lecture Theme:

"An ethical analysis of an organ market: in defense of  buying and selling kidneys"

To apply:

Prior registration is not necessary for this lecture.

• This lecture will be held in English. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date: 2015-3-30 (Mon) 17:00 - 18:00
Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3F, Center of Medical Innovation and Translational Research
Registration: No registration is needed.
Contact: Biomedical Ethics and Public Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
info%EF%BC%A0eth.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

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