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Michael Freeman, Sarah Hawkes, and Belinda Bennett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.001.0001

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Exposing the Limits of the Law?

Exposing the Limits of the Law?

Biotechnological Challenges to Global Health

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Law and Global Health

Sara Fovargue

Oxford University Press

Xenotransplantation involves ‘the transplantation of living cells, tissues, or organs of animal origin or of human material that has had ex vivo contact with these living, xenogeneic materials’. The most pressing concern raised by clinical xenotransplantation is the risk of transmitting infectious diseases across the species barrier; then from the xeno-recipient to her close contacts (including involved health professionals) and the wider public. This chapter presents some of the key issues relating to xenotransplantation; considers the xeno-surveillance regimes suggested or implemented to date; and examines the role of the law in protecting global health in this context.

Keywords:   xenotransplantation, global health, public health, infectious disease, organ transplants

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