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Abbasi M, Shafiee H, Pourfathollah A A, Ommi A. Blood Dealing from Moral Perspective in International Documents and Legal Systems. MLJ. 2016; 10 (38) :7-21
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-613-en.html
1- Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
2- Faculty of Law, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
3- Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
4- Faculty of Law, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author)

Buying and selling blood as a common way to provide blood and blood products always have pros and cons. The unique feature of blood with compare to other organs of the body, attention to the blood donors as a permanent and renewable source, ease of transfusion, contributed medical and special applications of this vital element and its products in the fields of pharmaceutical, have led to goods assumption field as well as misuses, and, regardless of the risks of distributing contaminated blood, would jeopardize the moral and human values such as altruism and, put humans as a property. This ends in the intervention of international organizations through making statement, declaration, recommendations and resolutions and consequently, the development of legal systems in order to maintain the dignity and supreme dignity of humans. This study shows that buying and selling blood must be without commodity conception, with respect to being necessary to human life and to monitor the state and the full legislation in this area can be applied.

Please cite this article as: Abbasi M, Shafiee H, Pourfathollah AA, Ommi A. Blood Dealing from Moral Perspective in International Documents and Legal Systems. Iran J Med Law 2016; 10(38): 7-21.

Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/07/10 | Accepted: 2016/09/10

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