State of Living Kidney Donation in Europe

Uwe Heemann; Lutz Renders

Disclosures

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012;27(6):2166-2170. 

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Conclusions

In the foreseeable future, living donation will increase in importance primarily due to the low rate of postmortem donation and the ever-increasing number of patient on permanent kidney replacement therapy. Therefore, all efforts have to be made to protect the donor from harm, either from medical impairment or social disadvantage, while maintaining or even increasing the number of living donors. A concerted political effort seems mandatory to establish better donor rights and protection throughout Europe.

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