Maybe I missed mention of this in a novel somewhere. Maybe on a cutting room floor back in the late seventies, there's lost footage where they explained this phenomenon. Maybe fans have debated over this riddle many times before. I figure one more time won't hurt. Can someone explain why there doesn't seem to be any such thing as organ, body tissue, or limb donors in the Star Wars universe? Ever seen or read about a blood transfusion, for that matter? No? How come they can clone hundreds of thousands of troops from a single human (Ep. II), perform advanced genetic engineering (Ep. II, X-Wing novels), stick a living Twilek brain into a mechanical contruct (Rogue Squadron comics), and replace just about any body part or function with mechanical/cybernetic replacements (Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Ton Phanan), but they can't take a donated body part from a deceased person and transplant it into an injured patient to save their life? Have medics, healers, and med droids in Lucas' universe become too dependant on bacta and mechanical spare parts that they've lost this technology? Did they ever have it in the first place? Is there some philisophical objection or religious/cultural taboo against transplants, transfusions and tissue grafts in a galaxy far, far, away? Discuss!