Title
The curious case of umbilical cord blood: minors and donation The curious case of umbilical cord blood: minors and donation
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin ,
Subject
Law
Source (journal)
Medicine and law. - Berlin
Volume/pages
30(2011) :3 , p. 383-399
ISSN
0723-1393
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The author of this article makes a case for considering both parents as decision makers about UCB cells in the donor's best interests. At this moment, saving the cells for autologous use, donating it to a sibling, a third party, research, and even destruction, are all possible decisions the parents are allowed to make. A possible normative framework would allow a hierarchy in these decisions: first donation to a sibling, then saving for autologous use, followed by donation to a third party and research and finally destruction.
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