Ethical Considerations in Donor Compensation for Plasma-Derived Medicinal Products | University of Oxford

Ethical Considerations in Donor Compensation for Plasma-Derived Medicinal Products

Professor Stuart J. Youngner
17:00 - 19:00
Jesus College
Turl Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3DW

Memorial Room

Lectures and seminars
free
Yes
Required

Plasma derived medical products help save and improve the lives many people--for example, those with hemophilia. There is a shortage of these products. Yet, there has been strong opposition to payment for donating human plasma leading to regulations that forbid payment in England and most European countries. Such opposition is based on ignorance of current medical science, outdated notions about the "crowding out" phenomenon, and protected values. The latter are values that people are not willing to give up no matter what the cost of doing so may be.