The meanings of consent to the donation of cord blood stem cells: perspectives from an interview-based study of a public cord blood bank in England

Clinical Ethics 5 (1):22-27 (2010)
Abstract
This paper explores the perspectives of women who have agreed that their umbilical cord blood may be collected for a public ‘cord blood bank’, for use in transplant medicine or research. Drawing on interview data from 27 mothers who agreed to the collection and use of their umbilical cord blood, these choices and the informed consent process are explored. It is shown that the needs of sick children requiring transplants are prominent in narrative accounts of cord blood banking, together with high expectations for future applications of stem cells. Given this dynamic, a concern arises that the complex and multiple uses of tissues and related data might be oversimplified in the consent process. In conclusion, the positive finding of a commitment to mutuality in cord blood banking among these women is underlined, and its implications for the wider debate on cord blood banking are discussed
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1258/ce.2009.009028
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,829
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Cord Blood Banking: What Are the Real Issues?S. Chan - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (11):621-622.
Social Experiments in Stem Cell Biology.Melinda B. Fagan - 2011 - Perspectives on Science 19 (3):235-262.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-09-14

Total downloads

28 ( #185,103 of 2,178,189 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #316,497 of 2,178,189 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums