Xenotransplantation: a pig in a poke?

Sheila A.M. McLean, Laura Williamson

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    Abstract

    Transplant medicine holds out the potential of therapy - even cure - for a number of diseases and disease conditions, using techniques which encompass solid organ or cellular transplants. This paper is concerned primarily with solid organ transplants, as these can be described as the "Holy grail" of xenotransplantation research. However, significant energy is being invested in cellular transplantation and this too will be considered. The paper begins with an assessment of the current situation in respect of organ transplantation in the United Kingdom.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-468
    Number of pages26
    JournalCurrent Legal Problems
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • xenotransplantation
    • organ donors
    • cellular transplantation
    • disease prevention

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