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Anonymity and live-donor transplantation: an ELPAT view.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23334435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Nizam Mamode; Annette Lennerling; Franco Citterio; Emma Massey; Kristof Van Assche; Sigrid Sterckx; Mihaela Frunza; Harald Jung; Assya Pascalev; Willij Zuidema; Rachel Johnson; Charlotte Loven; Willem Weimar; Frank J M F Dor; Frank Dor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1534-6080     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplantation     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-22     Completed Date:  2013-04-10     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0132144     Medline TA:  Transplantation     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Confidentiality* / ethics,  standards
Gift Giving
Interpersonal Relations
Living Donors* / ethics,  psychology
Organ Transplantation* / ethics,  psychology,  standards
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Grant Support
MR/J006742/1//Medical Research Council; //Department of Health
Erratum In:
Transplantation. 2013 Mar 27;95(6):e42
Note: Dor, Frank [corrected to Dor, Frank J M F]

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