Living organ donation needs debate on harm to donors

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7574.919 (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:919
  1. David W Evans, retired physician (dwevansmd@tinyworld.co.uk)
  1. Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET

    EDITOR—Conspicuously absent from the article by Friedman et al,1 and from the rapid responses to it that have been published to date, is a detailed account of the inevitable morbidity and risk of serious harm that is inflicted on the donor by doctors in the course of their ordinary paid employment. The short term risks include life threatening haemorrhage, pulmonaryembolism, pneumothorax, infection, transfusion transmitted hepatitis, …

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