Letters Altruistic kidney donation

Debate on altruistic kidney donation was too simplistic

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8229 (Published 04 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8229
  1. Stephen G Potts, liaison psychiatrist1
  1. 1Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK
  1. stephen.g.potts{at}luht.scot.nhs.uk

The framing of the question for the debate on altruistic kidney donation allows only yes or no answers, thereby not recognising reality and artificially restricting the arguments on both sides.1 2

Encouragement ranges from the neutral presentation of relevant facts to already interested members of the general public on websites and the like to personally urging a previously uninterested patient in the course …

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