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Cover of Xenotransplantation


Science, Ethics, and Public Policy


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-05549-0ISBN-13: 978-0-309-05549-9


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a committee in October 1994 to plan a workshop to consider the scientific and medical feasibility of xenotransplantation and to explore the ethical and public policy issues applicable to the possibility of renewed clinical trials of xenotransplantation. Another area of focus was added in response to increasing concern about the potential risk of animal-to-human disease transmission through xenotransplantation. The three-day workshop was held in late June 1995 and involved 43 speakers and presenters and more than 200 participants. The workshop focused on three major topics: the science base; the public health risks of infectious disease transmission; and the ethical and public policy issues, including the views of patients and their families.


Support for this project was provided by The Greenwall Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration (Award No. FDA D66112 00 95 TD 00), the Health Resources and Services Administration (Award No. 103HR941095P000-000), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award No. 0009564092). Funds were provided by the National Institutes of Health through the National Cancer Institute (Award No. 263-MQ-436187), the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (Award No. 263-MK-521072) the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (Award No. 263-FJ-520288), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Award No. N01-OD-4-2139). Additional funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Defense (Award No. N00014-95-1-0920), the Charles River Laboratories, the W.R. Grace and Company-Connecticut, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Additional support for dissemination of this report was provided by The Greenwall Foundation.

The views presented in this report are those of the Committee on Xenograft Transplantation and are not necessarily those of the funding organizations.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 1996, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK45534PMID: 20845555DOI: 10.17226/5365


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