Living unspecified kidney donation around the world: Gaps and best practice

Translated title of the contribution: Żywe nieokreślone dawstwo nerki na świecie: Luki i najlepsze praktyki

Paulina Kurleto*, Agnieszka Skorupska-Król, Katrina Andrea Bramstedt

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Introduction. Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease (compared to dialysis). Many countries allow living donor kidney transplantation to address organ shortage from deceased donors. There are several types of donation depending on the relationship of the living donor to the recipient. The Ethics, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation (ELPAT) section of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) classifies altruistic kidney donation to a stranger as "unspecified". Unspecified living donation is not a new form of donation, but it is only legal in a small number of countries. 

Aim. The aim of the study is to compare the practice of live unspecified kidney donation in the world. This article summarizes the knowledge of the prevalence of unspecified kidney donation, the donor candidate evaluation process, perioperative donor support, and the ethical dilemmas that accompany this procedure.

Translated title of the contributionŻywe nieokreślone dawstwo nerki na świecie: Luki i najlepsze praktyki
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalPielegniarstwo XXI Wieku
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022


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