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SACXSecretary's Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation (US National Institutes of Health; discontinued in 2005)
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The term xenotransplantation refers to any procedure involving the use of live cells, tissues, or organs from a non-human animal source transplanted or implanted into a human or used for ex vivo (outside the body) contact with human body fluids, cells, tissues, or organs that are subsequently given to a human recipient (Pearson, Jarvis, Folks, & Chapman, 1998; Secretary's Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation [SACX], 2000).
Bach (1998), of the Harvard Medical School, called for a moratorium on xenotransplants, stating that the collective risks are so great that decision-making must occur at the level of social policy, in July 1999, Donna Shalala chartered the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation (SACX).
1) an appropriate federal xenotransplantation advisory committee, such as a Secretary's Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation (SACX) currently under development within the DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services), should address novel protocols and issues raised by the use of nonhuman primate xenografts, conduct discussions, including public discussions as appropriate, and make recommendations on the questions of whether and under what conditions the use of nonhuman primate xenografts would be appropriate in the United States.
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