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Giving Blood: The Institutional Making of Altruism
Charbonneau, Johanne
ISBN 13: 
9780367341459
ISBN 10: 
036734145X
Category: 
ConsHlth: Medical Reference
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
12/2020
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
Universite d'Avant-Garde, Canada
Audience: 
College/higher education
Pages: 
264
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
49.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, China, India, Latin America and Africa, the book’s chapters turn our attention to the evolution of blood donation worldwide, examining:

  • the impact of technology advances on blood collection practices
  • the shifting approaches to donor recruitment and retention
  • the governance and policy issues associated with the establishment of blood clinics
  • the political and legal challenges of regulating blood systems.

This innovative examination moves the focus from individual explanations of rates of blood donation to a social, structural explanation. It will appeal to international scholars and students working in the areas of sociology, medical anthropology, health care, public policy, socio-legal studies, comparative politics, organizational management, health and illness, the history of medicine, and public health ethics.


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