Limits and Benefits of Transplantation
Limits in the transplantation process are as follows:
- Will the public find the idea of zenotransplants acceptable?
- To what degree can the "wait time" be decreased for a
- Which ethical issues will be raised?
- Can current restriction on organ donors be changed?
- Will zenoplants produce new pathogens into humans?
- How will the right of the first "pioneer patients" of
zenoplants be protected?
- Can the cost of zenoplants or regular transplantations ever be
- Under what conditions should health insurances cover costs of
zenoplants or regular transplantations?
- How will facilities be forced to meet certain criteria for
- If more donors would share their decisions with family, would
more organs become available?
- To what degree will organ rejection continue to be
- Is it ethical to use pig-organs in humans?
- Can a national system for organ sharing be developed?
- What will be the storage problem with zenoplants?
- Will patient need increase if criteria used in patient
selection is made less restrictive?
- What kind of public and professional education program is
needed to invest in zenoplant services?
- Should the state or federal government set accreditations
standards for zenoplant centers?
- More sources for organ transplants occur with zenoplants.
- Higher rates of success, hopefully, with zenoplants.
- By changing some restrictions on organ donors, more recipients
- Newer biotechnology may reduce the cost in time?
- Less "wait time" for recipients, perhaps.
- More hope for friends and family when zenoplants do become
routine and successful.