Voluntarism of Consent in Both Related and Unrelated Living Organ Donors

  • R. A. Sells

Abstract

Voluntarism, which is defined as acting of one’s own free will, the condition of unconstrainedness, or acting intentionally in the Concise Oxford Dictionary [1], forms the basis of all transplant procedures where rules exist to control such procedures. We insist on voluntariness because transplant donation is an intrinsically charitable act: societies which support the development of transplantation have generally refused to assign a monetary value to transplantable organs or tissues.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Sells
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Liverpool HospitalLiverpoolUK

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