Living Donor Advocacy

An Evolving Role Within Transplantation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Living Donation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine Wu, Henkie P. Tan
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sommer E. Gentry, Ron Shapiro, Dorry L. Segev
      Pages 17-27
    4. Vikraman Gunabushanam, Abhideep Chaudhary, Abhinav Humar
      Pages 29-40
    5. Massimiliano Tuveri, Salvatore Pisu, Luca Cicalese
      Pages 41-74
    6. Robbin G. Cohen, Mark L. Barr, Vaughn A. Starnes
      Pages 75-89
    7. Miguel Tan
      Pages 91-100
  3. Living Donor Advocacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Talia B. Baker, Helen G. Spicer
      Pages 103-117
    3. Jennifer L. Steel, Andrea Dunlavy, Maranda Friday, Mark Unruh, Chanelle Labash, Kendal Kingsley et al.
      Pages 119-130
    4. Andrew W. Webb
      Pages 139-147
    5. Mary Amanda Dew, Ginger Boneysteele, Andrea F. DiMartini
      Pages 149-167
    6. Kathleen Swartz
      Pages 197-204
    7. Barbara L. Rutt
      Pages 231-251
    8. Donna M. Kinzler
      Pages 253-258
  4. Living Donor Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Frank Chessa
      Pages 261-274
    3. Cindy Koslowski Brown
      Pages 275-291
    4. Jami Hanneman
      Pages 293-299
    5. Tanjala S. Purnell, L. Ebony Boulware
      Pages 327-345
    6. Jennifer L. Steel, Andrea C. Dunlavy, Maranda Friday, Kendal Kingsley, Deborah Brower, Mark Unruh et al.
      Pages 347-355
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-362

About this book



The inadequate supply of organs in the United States and other countries continues to drive the reliance on living donor transplantation.  Representatives of the transplant community convened for a meeting on living donation in an effort to provide guidelines to promote the welfare of living donors.  The consensus statement that resulted from this meeting recommended that transplant centers retain an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) to focus on the best interest of the donor.  Over a decade later, nearly every transplant center in the United States, performing living donor surgeries, has incorporated an ILDA into their living donor screening and/or evaluation process, however there are no guidelines with regard to the ILDA’s qualifications, clinical practice, or how address ethical challenges.   


Living Donor Advocacy is an overview of living donation and its risks, ethical challenges and future directions regarding this role within the transplantation process.  This book provides health care professionals or consumers of health care with information that facilitates their understanding of the complexity of the living donor surgeries and medical contraindications, evaluation of the donor, and bioethics involved in living donation. 


Living Donor Advocacy brings the fragmented information in the literature together into a single, invaluable resource for health professionals and those undergoing transplantation or living donor surgery.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9142-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9143-9
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