Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant.

@article{Kaufman2006AgedBA,
  title={Aged bodies and kinship matters: The ethical field of kidney transplant.},
  author={Sharon R. Kaufman and Ann J. Russ and Janet K Shim},
  journal={American ethnologist},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={81-99}
}
The number of kidneys transplanted to people over age 70, both from living and cadaver donors, has increased steadily in the past two decades in the United States. Live kidney donation, on the rise for all age groups, opens up new dimensions of intergenerational relationship and medical responsibility when the transfer of organs is from younger to older people. There is little public knowledge or discussion of this phenomenon, in which the site of ethical judgment and activism about longevity… CONTINUE READING
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