Category Archive: Living Donor Misinformation

living donor misinformation and propaganda

Media Coverage of Living Donation

In a group (supposedly) for living organ donors, a person who serves as a kidney broker*, helping would-be recipients locate willing stranger donors, deluges the membership with the ‘happy’ donor stories so prolific in the news. One of the more recent quoted the kidney saying that donating ‘was no big deal’. I remarked with these …

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The Subtleties of Informed Consent

The Bioethics Discussion Blog has a nice post on ‘nudging’ during Informed Consent (the post which was copied to the American Journal of  Bioethics website, which is where I picked it up): http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/06/nudging-informed-consent-toward-one.html   The author’s example: 1)  “You may have the lump simply biopsied under local anesthesia with negligible risks from the procedure rather …

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“Give Us Your Kidneys!” Says the Sunshine State

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Back in 2010, California’s legislature bought into Steve Jobs’ charisma and passed the nation’s first living kidney donor registry. Not the type of registry we donor activists are fighting for, the type that would collect data about living donors’ health and well-being after donation, but a government approved list of folks who would be willing …

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Kidneys & Nephrons Are More Valuable Than the Transplant Industry Admits

We’ve all heard the slogans: Donate Your Spare You Only Need One So on, so on, so on…   Yet these days, the standard treatment for small renal masses is what is known as kidney-sparing (or nephron-sparing) surgery. Surgeons used to remove the entire kidney, but they now only take as small a portion of …

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Just a Reminder for all those prospective living donors out there…

A living donor is not required to have their surgery at the same transplant center as the recipient. Every living donor has the right to choose their own surgeon and transplant center. Donated organs are transported every day; there is NO medical reason why a living donor MUST be at the same facility as the …

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