Living donors - How far can we proceed? A brief report on a Swedish interview study

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In Sweden "anonymous living donation'' (ALD) has recently been performed but is still under evaluation. We considered it important to learn more about the thoughts of the volunteers for such a donation. Five persons out of ten people who had volunteered to donate anonymously at the transplant unit at Malmo University Hospital were interviewed. The main reason for the wish to donate was the possibility to help another person. One informant thought it was logical and the one who had donated said he wanted to make someone really happy. When asked about possible consequences of the donation the spontaneous answers were related to medical risks and none mentioned psychological risks. The informants in this study, although only five, did not tell us anything that, in our opinion, would contradict ALD but these interviews highlight some points of view regarding anonymous living donation that deserve further discussion.


Enheter & grupper

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Medicinsk etik
  • Klinisk medicin
Titel på värdpublikationOrgan Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects - Towards a Common European Policy
FörlagPabst Science Publishers
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-89967-415-6
StatusPublished - 2008
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangInternational Congress on Organ Transplantation - Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Varaktighet: 2007 apr 12007 apr 4


KonferensInternational Congress on Organ Transplantation - Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects