Organ transplantation from marginal and non-standard risk donors: ethical requisites for consent from recipients.
- Carlo Petrini
Ann Ist Super Sanita 2017 Oct-Dec;53(4):350-353
Unità di Bioetica, Presidenza, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
In order to close the gap between available organs and patients needing transplants, the selection criteria for donors have gradually become more relaxed and many countries have defined expanded criteria for donor variables. However, the use of organs from marginal and non-standard risk donors poses considerable ethical issues. The acceptability of the risk/benefit ratio depends primarily on a clinical assessment, and information given to the recipient and his/her eventual consent are crucial. Read More