Organ donation after euthanasia: a Dutch practical manual

Baines, Lyndsay S. and Jindal, Rahul M. (2017) Organ donation after euthanasia: a Dutch practical manual. American Journal of Transplantation, 17 (3). p. 842. ISSN 1600-6143

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The communication covers the following points: 1. The supply of organs donated for transplantation each year does not meet the number of patients awaiting organs 2. Organs donated are in short supply and patients awaiting transplantation have to remain on hemodialysis, an expensive and invasive procedure with unpleasant physiological, psychological, social and sometimes life threatening side effects. 3. The Dutch have developed a manual to act as a guideline in the event that a patient contemplating euthanasia wish to donate a kidney for transplantation 4. The authors of the commentary (e.g. Baines and Jindal) welcome the initiative in terms of increasing the supply of organs available for donation, but draw attention to the lack of recognition of the psychosocial issues experienced by this patient group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Organ donation, Euthanasia
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lyndsay Baines
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 10:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:59

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