Commodification of the Reproductive Donor: Part 2 (The Matching Process)

Matching babies

I ended the previous article in my Commodification of the Reproductive Donor series discussing the “donor profile” and the donor catalog.  In this second part of the series I show how egg donors are commodified through the matching process with prospective parents; specifically, how these processes advertise and treat reproductive donors as objects or products. … Continue reading

News Roundup #15: Conference buzz, cyborg organs, immunological breakthroughs

AADP photo collage for blog

Conference Fabulous! Here at TransplantInformers we’re all about sharing ways to re-think donor outreach and education. One of the best ways to do this is attending a conference. Not only is this a congregation of people united by their common interests, which can be very motivating, but it can jolt you out of old routines. … Continue reading

Lost in transit: Central Station seeks a moral compass for bodies in motion

Pieta in Brazil

The film Central Station touches on the dark side of organ transplantation and emerges on the side of redemption. Though I occasionally suffer from transplantation issue fatigue, Walter Salles’ breakthrough 1998 feature reinvigorated me to more deeply consider the limits of lifesaving and the transmutability of bodies. In exploring those limits via this viewing experience … Continue reading

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