Whether it’s skin for a burn victim or a tendon for an injured athlete, millions of people have received human tissue transplants in the past ten years. Sometimes ‘life saving’ though often not, tissue transplants can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. We look at why some observers are calling for regulation of the booming human tissue industry, and explore the ethical issues challenging doctors and patients along the way.


  • Arthur Caplan Director, The Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Michael Joyce Staff Orthopedist, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Lori Brigham Chief Executive Officer, Washington Regional Transplant Consortium

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