Should children ever donate kidneys? Views of U.S. transplant centers.

@article{Spital1997ShouldCE,
  title={Should children ever donate kidneys? Views of U.S. transplant centers.},
  author={Aaron Spital},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={232-6}
}
BACKGROUND Living donors provide the best outcome for children undergoing renal transplantation. Most of these donors are parents. When parents are unable to donate, siblings are often considered. But what if the siblings are also children? Should they be permitted to donate? METHODS To see how this difficult ethical question is currently handled, a survey was mailed to all U.S. renal transplant centers asking for their policies regarding kidney donation by minors (< 18 years old). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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