Publication
Title
Anonymity and live-donor transplantation : an ELPAT view
Author
Abstract
Anonymity of donors or recipients in living-donor transplantation is a complex issue and practice varies widely. There are compelling arguments for maintaining anonymity of both parties before unspecified donor transplantation and specified indirect transplantation. After transplantation, there are still good reasons to avoid disclosure of identities. Although anonymity could be lifted if both parties explicitly request it, there are significant, potentially negative consequences of such an approach. Both donor and recipient should be counseled regarding these, and transplant teams should consider the considerable financial and psychosocial costs if problems are encountered as a result of contact. Given the recent rise in the number of unspecified living-donor transplants and through paired exchange schemes, it is vital that data are collected regarding the effects of maintaining or revoking anonymity after transplantation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Transplantation. - Baltimore, Md, 1963, currens
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 2013
ISSN
0041-1337
1534-6080 [online]
Volume/pages
95:4(2013), p. 536-541
ISI
000315199200006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 19.01.2016
Last edited 18.07.2017