Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Organ Transplantation: life after death?

Category: Health matters

A double exposure photo showing two ghostly-appearing people

Whilst the physical benefits of organ transplantation may be obvious, the lived experiences are more complex. Our research focusses on the relationship between deceased donor and living recipient, exploring how body parts relate to identity, what it means to die if parts live on, and how biotechnologies are altering these definitions and identities. Greater understanding of experiences could lead to better clinical practice, and reduced anxiety for those going through the transplant process.

Entrant: Donna McCormack , English

Copyright: Donna McCormack

Collaborators: Altechnica; Derek Taylor Eco-Architectural


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