Body shop

The human tissue industry

Deciding to donate one’s organs and tissues for transplant after death is as morally mainstream an action as one can think of these days. Every state encourages people to use the back of their driver’s licenses to register as an organ donor. The highly publicized sagas of sports figures Mickey Mantle and Walter Payton, who died while awaiting organs for transplant, sparked widespread calls for more donors. One of the leading spokesperson for the cause is Michael Jordan.


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