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Investigating possession of human blood as a property in Iran’s law with regard to legal and Islamic jurisprudential commentaries on organ transplant

Mohsen Dorrani () and Abbas Taghvaee ()
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Mohsen Dorrani: Department of Law, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Abbas Taghvaee: Department of Islamic Teachings, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran

Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), 2016, vol. 6, issue 2, pages 376-383

Abstract: A question that most of jurists are faced with is, whether human blood is basically a property or not and is human the owner of his blood? Moreover, what is the difference between blood and other organs of the body from the viewpoint of ownership? If blood is a property, why human is not the owner? Unlike blood, there have been legal discussions on organ sale, where blood can be retrieved by the body while segregated organs are not retrievable by the body. Investigating various views about ownership of organs of the body, one can conclude that blood is a property owned by humans.

Keywords: organ transplant; human blood; property; possession; proprietorship of blood. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K11 K32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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