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Living donors - How far can we proceed? A brief report on a Swedish interview study

Omnell-Persson, Marie LU ; Broström, Linus LU ; Persson, Nils LU and Hermerén, Göran LU (2008) International Congress on Organ Transplantation - Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects In Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects - Towards a Common European Policy p.270-274
Abstract
In Sweden "anonymous living donation'' (ALD) has recently been performed but is still under evaluation. We considered it important to learn more about the thoughts of the volunteers for such a donation. Five persons out of ten people who had volunteered to donate anonymously at the transplant unit at Malmo University Hospital were interviewed. The main reason for the wish to donate was the possibility to help another person. One informant thought it was logical and the one who had donated said he wanted to make someone really happy. When asked about possible consequences of the donation the spontaneous answers were related to medical risks and none mentioned psychological risks. The informants in this study, although only five, did not... (More)
In Sweden "anonymous living donation'' (ALD) has recently been performed but is still under evaluation. We considered it important to learn more about the thoughts of the volunteers for such a donation. Five persons out of ten people who had volunteered to donate anonymously at the transplant unit at Malmo University Hospital were interviewed. The main reason for the wish to donate was the possibility to help another person. One informant thought it was logical and the one who had donated said he wanted to make someone really happy. When asked about possible consequences of the donation the spontaneous answers were related to medical risks and none mentioned psychological risks. The informants in this study, although only five, did not tell us anything that, in our opinion, would contradict ALD but these interviews highlight some points of view regarding anonymous living donation that deserve further discussion. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In Sweden "anonymous living donation'' (ALD) has recently been performed but is still under evaluation. We considered it important to learn more about the thoughts of the volunteers for such a donation. Five persons out of ten people who had volunteered to donate anonymously at the transplant unit at Malmo University Hospital were interviewed. The main reason for the wish to donate was the possibility to help another person. One informant thought it was logical and the one who had donated said he wanted to make someone really happy. When asked about possible consequences of the donation the spontaneous answers were related to medical risks and none mentioned psychological risks. The informants in this study, although only five, did not tell us anything that, in our opinion, would contradict ALD but these interviews highlight some points of view regarding anonymous living donation that deserve further discussion.},
  author       = {Omnell-Persson, Marie and Broström, Linus and Persson, Nils and Hermerén, Göran},
  booktitle    = {Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects - Towards a Common European Policy},
  isbn         = {978-3-89967-415-6},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {270--274},
  publisher    = {Pabst Science Publishers},
  title        = {Living donors - How far can we proceed? A brief report on a Swedish interview study},
  year         = {2008},
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