Accession Number:

ADA137980

Title:

Transplantation of Cadaver Tissues and Organs. Part 15. Chapter 338

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH SAN JOSECA NEUROSKELETAL TRANSPLANTATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Moral and legal issues most often surround the transplantation of organs rather than tissues because of the requisite functional integrity of the graft. Tissues, however, can be taken from donors whose circulation arrested some hours before. The criteria for donorship and procedures involved in procurement, processing and distribution differ for organs and tissues. Significant advances in transplantation biology resulting in an accelerating demand for viable allografts and nonviable alloimplants encourage an awareness among neurosurgeons of the possibilities and limits of organ and tissue transplantation and cognizance of the pivotal role the neurosurgeon plays.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE