Aspects of Living Organ Donation with Emphasis on the Fight Against Commercialism

  • M. Broyer


Ethics has become most important by the progresses of modern medicine, and ethical questions are a part of the day-to-day life in big hospitals, particularly in transplant units. Whatever his level of responsibility, each member of a transplant team should feel that the fact of knowing how to perform a successful transplantation does not automatically give him the right to do so. In this area, the use of living donors is potentially dangerous because exposing to all drifts. What is one to think about this practice today in Europe, and what recommendations have to be made? The aim of this paper is to propose some guidelines which could be applied in developed countries for the use of living donors, taking into account the basic rules of ethics.


Human Leukocyte Antigen Living Donor Unrelated Donor Live Donor Kidney Human Leukocyte Antigen Typing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Broyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôpital Necker-Enfants MaladesParis Cedex 15France

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