W. Weimar, M. A. Bos, J. J. V. Busschbach (Eds.)

Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects
Expanding the European Platform

2011, 432 pages,
ISBN 978-3-89967-639-6,
Price: 45,- Euro

This book is based on the International Congress "Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects. Expanding the European Platform" (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, April 2010).
The contributions are an overview of current issues in the field of transplantation ethics.

The topics:

  • Organ Tourism and Paid Donation;
  • Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Organ Transplantation;
  • Diverse Populations;
  • Deceased Donation;
  • Psychological Care for Living Donors and Recipients;
  • Samaritan / Unrelated Donation;

are discussed among ethicists, clinicians, psychologists, lawyers and policy makers in the field of organ transplantation.
The ELPAT platform was initiated with the aim to establish continuity in European communication on 'Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation (ELPAT)', after several ad hoc conferences had been organised in the last two decades. ELPAT aims to facilitate and structure the European research area in this field of science. It is now an official body within the European Society for Organ Transplantation (www.elpat.org).


1. Introduction

W. Weimar: Borders in Transplantation

M. A. A. van Noord-Haubrich, J. A. E. Ambagtsheer, J. A. Kal-van Gestel, W. Zuidema, W. Weimar: Volcanic Ash, Skype and the ELPAT Congress 2010

A. Pascalev:Expanding Living Organ Donation in Europe and the New EU Member States

A. Hendriks:The Role of the Council of Europe and the European Union with Respect to Cross-border Aspects of Organ Transplantation

J. Radcliffe Richards:Self-imposed Boundaries: Institutional Constraints on Organ Procurement

2. Organ Tourism and Paid Donation

S. Lundin:Organ Trafficking – An Ethnographic Study on the Selling of Organs in Moldova and Israel

N. Ivanovski, J. Masin, I. Rambabova-Busljetic, O. Ivanovski, V. Pusevski, S. Dohcev, Z. Popov:The Organ Shortage in the Balkans! Pakistan – The New Hope on the Horizon

A. J. Cronin, R. J. Johnson, R. Birch, R. I. Lechler, G. Randhawa:Solving the Kidney Transplant Crisis for Minority Ethnic Groups in the UK: Is being Transplanted Overseas the Answer?

J. A. E. Ambagtsheer, D. Zaitch, W. Weimar:The Paradox of Organ Trafficking Prohibition: How to Control the Potential Adverse Effects of the Declaration of Istanbul

A. J. Matas:A Regulated System of Incentives for Living Donation: Let’s Move on to the Next Phase

3. Diverse Populations

F. Moazam:Organ Donation and Transplantation through the Lens of Muslim Scholars

M. Morgan, S. Deedat, C. Kenten:Explaining Low Rates of Organ Donation among Minority Ethnic Groups: A Holistic Approach

L. Maasdam, J. I. Roodnat, W. Zuidema, E. K. Massey, J. A. Kal-van Gestel, J. N. M. IJzermans, W. Weimar:Ethnicity and Access to Kidney Transplant Programs: A Retrospective Study

C. (Wilkins) Sharp, G. Randhawa, K. Kaur-Bola:Gift-exchange Theory, Organ Donation and Religion: What is the Connection?

K. Kaur-Bola, G. Randhawa:Is ‘Gifting’ a Relevant Concept to Promote Organ Donation? The Views of UK’s Religious Leaders – 2009/2010

J. W. Saloma:Moral Obligation of the United States Federal Government in Providing for Post-renal Transplantation Immunosuppression

D. Terán-Escandón, L. Terán-Ortíz, M. Gutiérrez-Cadena, M. del Rosario González Álvarez :Cultural Barriers for Setting up a Kidney Transplantation Program in the Indigenous Population of Chiapas, Mexico

4. Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Organ Transplantation

M. Epstein:Pseudo-noncommercialism: The Trojan Horse of the Organ Market

H. Nys:The Exclusion of Organ Transplantation from the Cross Border Care Directive: Boundary or Opportunity?

A. A. P. Garwood-Gowers, S. Olsena:Respect for the Individual: A Human Right in Post-Mortem use of the Body for Transplantation

M. Omnell Persson, N. H. Persson, L. Broström, G. Hermerén:With a Limited Number of Kidneys – Who should be Placed on the Waiting List?

A. E. Kauffmann:To what Extent should the Concept of "Equity in Organ Allocation" be Defined?

A. J. Cronin, K. Ross, L. Wright, H. Akveld, C. Rudge, A. Rahmel:Directed and Conditional Donation: Reflections on Principles and Practice

C. Rudge:Legal Aspects of Donation after Cardiac Death in the United Kingdom

D. Van Raemdonck, G. M. Verleden, L. Dupont, D. Ysebaert, D. Monbaliu, A. Neyrinck, W. Coosemans, H. Decaluwe, P. De Leyn, P. Nafteux, T. Lerut:Initial Experience with Transplantation of Lungs Recovered from Donors after Euthanasia

K. Bréhaux:Philosophical Considerations on Active Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting Practices

M.-C. Frunza, I. Iancu, S. Frunza, I. Grad, D. Balaban, O. Grad:Media Analysis of Romanian Debates on Presumed Consent – Ethical and Legal Aspects

C. Petrini, J. A. Di Camillo:Risks for Living Kidney Donors: A Comparison with Volunteer Participation in Clinical Trials

N. Masnou, T. Pont, P. Salamero:Just because we can, should we? An Ethical Approach to Temporary Alternatives as a Bridge to Paediatric Transplant

5. Deceased Donation

D. P. T. Price:Organ Donation as End-of-Life Care: Ante-Mortem Treatment of the Potential Organ Donor

T. Long-Sutehall, M. Sque:Brain Based Criteria for Diagnosing Death: What does it Mean to Family Members Approached about Organ Donation?

J. de Groot, A. Hoedemaekers, W. Smeets, A. Hoitsma, M. Vernooij-Dassen, E. van Leeuwen:The Role of Moral Counseling during Decision Making by Proxies of Potential Deceased Donors

M. McDonald:Deceased Organ Donation, Culture and the Objectivity of Death

M. J. Siebelink, T. Chr. Bellali, M. R. G. Sque, B. J. J. M. Haase-Kromwijk:Children as Donors: Issues for Parents and Professionals

M. Sque, J. Frankland, T. Long-Sutehall, J. Addington-Hall, J. Mason:Seeking Normality: Life on the Kidney Transplant List

J. Jushinskis, S. Trushkov, V. Suhorukov, V. Shevelev, J. Bicans, R. Rozental:Influence of Demographical and Administrative Factors on the Deceased Organ Donor Rate in Latvia

M. Laging, W. Zuidema, S. Middel-de Sterke, A. E. Luchtenburg, N. Altintas, J. N. M. IJzermans, W. Weimar:Registration of Living Kidney Donors in the Dutch Deceased Donor Registry

A. Brodin-Sartorius, C. Seulin, J. M. Dubernard, M. F. Mamzer:Ethical Considerations on Face Donation

6. Psychological Care for Living Donors and Recipients

D. Ummel, M. Achille:Three-part Modeling of the Decision to Accept a Live Donation: Certainty, Refusal, Questioning

D. Mladenovska, A. Sikole, L. Trajceska, G. Selim, N. Ivanovski:Predictors of the Willingness to Consider Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Haemodialysis Patients

E. Minetti, S. Zanini, E. Saita:Evaluation of Effectiveness of Information for the Candidate to Kidney Donation

S. M. Bayardo, S. R. Groppa, S. L. Algranati, L. Grosembacher, S. Ho Hyon, P. F. Argibay:Evaluation of Patient Quality of Life after Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation: A Fifteen-Year Experience at a Single Center

H. Burkhalter, S. M. Sereika, S. Engberg, A. Wirz-Justice, J. Steiger, S. De Geest:Sleep Quality Description based on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in Renal Transplant Recipients

J. van Gogh, N. Duerinckx, E. Massey, J. J. V. Busschbach, F. Dobbels:Psychosocial Characteristics Predictive of Post-operative Mental Health in Living-related Liver or Kidney Donors: A Systematic Literature Review

E. K. Massey, F. Dobbels, M. A. Dew:Issues in Adherence to Lifestyle and Medication Regimen after Solid Organ Transplantation

7. Samaritan / Unrelated Donation

P. Sýkora:Altruism: Reciprocity/Solidarity Approach

E. K. Massey, L. W. Kranenburg, W. Zuidema, G. Hak, R. A. M. Erdman, M. Hilhorst, J. N. M. IJzermans, J. J. V. Busschbach, W. Weimar:Altruistic Donation to Strangers: Donor Motivation and Interpersonal Values

M. Hilhorst, H. Wijsbek, R. Erdman, H. Metselaar, G. van Dijk, W. Zuidema, W. Weimar:One Donor, two Samaritan Transplantations: An Unrelated Donor should be Allowed to Donate Twice

J. I. Roodnat, W. Zuidema, J. van de Wetering, M. de Klerk, R. A. M. Erdman, E. K. Massey, M. T. Hilhorst, J. N. M. IJzermans, W. Weimar:The Feasibility of Altruistic Kidney Donation in Combination with Domino-Paired Donation

G. M. Danovitch:The Promotion of Living Kidney Donation: Lessons for and from the United States

A. J. Cronin:Allocation of Non-Directed Living-Donor Organs

L. Wright, K. Anstey, L. Sheahan, K. Ross, D. S. Silva:Review of Ethical Guidelines for the Evaluation of Living Organ Donors

M.-C. Fortin, J.-A. Fugère, M.-J. Hébert, M. R. Pâquet:A Retrospective Analysis of Living Kidney Donation at a Quebec Transplant Centre: A Rationale for Exchange Programs

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