Organ Donation After Euthanasia: A Pure Act of Altruism Fulfilling the Patient's Last Wish

J Bollen, W de Jongh, H Hagenaars, G van Dijk, R Ten Hoopen, D Ysebaert, J IJzermans, E van Heurn, W van Mook

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Abstract

Euthanasia is controversial amongst healthcare professionals worldwide, but the number of countries that allow euthanasia is increasing, and currently includes Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Colombia and the province Quebec in Canada (1). Several ethical controversies, e.g. whether the physician should always inform patients about the possibility of organ donation after euthanasia, which preparatory investigations are allowed, and whether the donor should be informed about matching recipients remain, yet are beyond the scope of this article (2). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-844
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume17
Issue number3
Early online date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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