TITLE

The Ethics of Organ Donation by Living Donors

AUTHOR(S)
Truog, Robert D.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;8/4/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 5, p444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Discusses the ethics of organ donation by living donors. How this situation presents an unique ethical dilemma, in that physicians must risk the life of a healthy person to save or improve the life of a patient; Three categories of donation by living persons; Ethical concerns for each type of donation; Analysis of indirect and direct donation; Financial factors behind organ donation; Need for higher standards regarding the solicitation of organs over the Internet.
ACCESSION #
24926189

 

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