A Sense of Absence: The Staging of Heroic Deaths and Ongoing Lives among American Organ Donor Families

@inproceedings{Jensen2010ASO,
  title={A Sense of Absence: The Staging of Heroic Deaths and Ongoing Lives among American Organ Donor Families},
  author={Anja M B Jensen},
  year={2010}
}
This chapter deals with particular human encounters of absence and loss as they are expressed by the families of American organ donors. After tragically losing a family member and saying yes to donation of the organs, many of the families of organ donors formulate perceptions of life, death, and organ donation that seem to insist on the continuing existence of the dead donor in different ways. These ideas are mainly structured and encouraged by the American organ organizations, supporting donor… Expand
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