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    Commodification and Exploitation: Arguments in Favour of Compensated Organ Donation.L. D. de Castro - 2003 - Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (3):142-146.
    This paper takes the view that compensated donation and altruism are not incompatible. In particular, it holds that the arguments against giving compensation stand on weak rational grounds: the charge that compensation fosters “commodification” has neither been specific enough to account for different types of monetary transactions nor sufficiently grounded in reality to be rationally convincing; although altruism is commendable, organ donors should not be compelled to act purely on the basis of altruistic motivations, especially if there are good reasons (...)
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    Human Organs From Prisoners: Kidneys for Life.L. D. de Castro - 2003 - Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (3):171-175.
    A proposal to allow prisoners to save their lives or to be eligible for commutation of sentence by donating kidneys for transplantation has been a subject of controversy in the Philippines. Notwithstanding the vulnerabilities associated with imprisonment, there are good reasons for allowing organ donations by prisoners. Under certain conditions, such donations can be very beneficial not only to the recipients but to the prisoners themselves. While protection needs to be given to avoid coercion and exploitation, overprotection has to be (...)
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  3. Symposium: Ethical Considerations in HIV Preventive Vaccine Research: Examining the 18 UNAIDS Guidance Points. The 18 UNAIDS Guidance Points. [REVIEW]L. D. De Castro, P. Sy, R. Macklin, C. C. Macpherson, V. Mahulja-Stamenkovic, I. Prpic, S. Zaputovic, N. Kirincic, E. Tomasic-Martinis & P. F. Cromwell - 2001 - Developing World Bioethics 1 (2):116-120.
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