Mental health assessment of altruistic non-directed kidney donors: An EAPM consensus statement
Journal of Psychosomatic Research , Volume 107 p. 26- 32
The number of living kidney donations is increasing in many
countries, in response to increasing demand, lengthening waiting lists
for transplants from deceased donors, and, in some areas, cultural or
religious resistance to deceased donation. In most such donations the
donor and recipient are related genetically or emotionally, but there are
various routes by which a donor may give a kidney to a recipient who is
a stranger. The practice of paired, pooled or chained donation - in
which a recipient receives an organ from a stranger, in return for which
that recipient‘s emotionally or genetically related (but incompatible)
donor gives a kidney to another stranger - is accepted and growing.
In contrast, the selling of organs by donors is controversial and generally illegal, except in a few countries.
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Potts, S. (Stephen), Vitinius, F. (Frank), Erim, Y. (Yesim), Gazdag, G. (Gabor), Gribble, R. (Robert), Ismail, S.Y, … Zimbrean, P. (Paula). (2018). Mental health assessment of altruistic non-directed kidney donors: An EAPM consensus statement. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 107, 26–32. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.12.001