Regulating Consent to Organ and Embryo Donation: The Legal Dimensions of the Problem

Bioethical Inquiry, 9:49 (2012)

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2012-23

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last revised: 31 Aug 2012

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Ngaire Naffine

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Bernadette Richards

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: August 20, 2012

Abstract

As rational adults, we are free to elect what is (or is not) done to our bodies. However, this strong freedom does not extend to the borders of life. Control over the uses of our biological material is constrained and uncertain at law. Our article examines the legal condition of embryos and organs: how law conceptualises them and regulates their uses.

Keywords: Medical law, Embryo donation, Organ donation

JEL Classification: K32, K30

Suggested Citation

Naffine, Ngaire and Richards, Bernadette, Regulating Consent to Organ and Embryo Donation: The Legal Dimensions of the Problem (August 20, 2012). Bioethical Inquiry, 9:49 (2012), U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2012-23, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2133062

Ngaire Naffine

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

Ligertwood Building
Adelaide 5005, South Australia SA 5005
Australia

Bernadette Richards (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

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