Ethical selection of living kidney donors.

  title={Ethical selection of living kidney donors.},
  author={R. W. Prasaad Steiner and Bernard Gert},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={36 4},
Renal transplant centers vary markedly in their rates of living donor kidney transplantation. Recent surveys also document marked differences among centers in both appreciation of medical risk for donation and what constitutes ethical donor selection. Because of this marked variability, some donors likely are being inappropriately denied or others are being inappropriately accepted. In addition to defensible donor education about risk and benefit, three fundamental obligations of the center are… CONTINUE READING

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