Debate over online recruitment of organ donors

Kondro, Wayne
January 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/18/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 2, p165
Academic Journal
Examines the ethical dilemmas being raised by anonymous organ donations and online recruitment of donors in Canada and the U.S. as of January 18, 2005. Reasons why Canadian organizations have traditionally shunned live anonymous organ donations; Views of Ed Cole, director of nephrology for the University Health Network at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on anonymous organ donations and Internet brokering; Solutions that use independent oversight being explored to ensure no benefits are being transferred to the so-called altruistic donor.


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