Assessing the motives of living, non-related donors

Katrina A. Bramstedt*, Francis L. Delmonico

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Abstract

Dr. Tan had been a transplant surgeon for 7 years but had never come across a case like this. His patient Victoria had grown tired of waiting for help. She had been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease 3 years prior and was in need of an organ transplant. Due to her illness and the burdens of dialysis she had been unable to keep up with her college classes, and her modeling career, once blossoming, now seemed over. None of her living relatives was a match, and she knew her chances of receiving a deceased-donor organ in Massachusetts, her home state, were low. So she took matters into her own hands and created a profile on matchingdonors.com. She included her compelling narrative and a picture of herself.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalAMA journal of ethics
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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