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ERIC Number: EJ887809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Organ Harvesting and Transplants
Baskette, Kimberly G.; Ritz, John M.
Technology Teacher, v69 n7 p5-10 Apr 2010
Humans and animals need healthy organs to live. Due to medical conditions and accidents, some organs fail to function properly. For these reasons, the medical community has experimented and can now perform successful organ transplants, allowing patients to continue to live their lives. Many countries have medical programs where individuals can donate their organs and tissue (bones, tendons, skin, cornea, etc.) to assist those in need of transplants. These practices and medical miracles have become possible during the last decades. This article describes how, with organ harvesting, transplants, and now stem cell research, the human body may be repairable just as are the machines people invent. With developments in medical technology, humans will need to continue to make decisions as to which paths to follow. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
International Technology Education Association (ITEA). 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A