Better the donor you know? A qualitative study of renal patients' views on 'altruistic' live-donor kidney transplantation.

@article{Bailey2016BetterTD,
  title={Better the donor you know? A qualitative study of renal patients' views on 'altruistic' live-donor kidney transplantation.},
  author={Phillippa K Bailey and Y Ben-Shlomo and Isabel de Salis and Charles R.V. Tomson and Amanda Owen-Smith},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={150},
  pages={104-11}
}
BACKGROUND In the UK there is a short-fall between individuals requiring a renal transplant and kidneys available for transplantation. Non-directed 'altruistic' living kidney donation has emerged as a strategy for bridging this gap between supply and demand, with the number increasing each year. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the views of potential recipients towards non-directed 'altruistic' live-donor kidney transplantation. METHODS Semi-structured interviews with 32 UK deceased… CONTINUE READING

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