Kieran Healy, Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs. University of Chicago Press.
Last Best Gifts is a study of the social organization of exchange in human blood and organs. It develops the idea that procurement organizations evoke and sustain altruism by providing opportunities to give, and by producing public accounts of what giving means. It won ARNOVA's Outstanding Book Award and was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award.
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