Ethics of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Ethics of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Mr Andrew Ready, Trustee and Lead Surgeon of TLC, Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer, and Dr Dwomoa Adu, Consultant Nephrologist at Korle Bu Hospital, Accra, Ghana, and TLC Trustee

Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by the TLC team to discus the ethical concerns surrounding living donor transplantation. They discuss topics including operating on a fit and healthy person (the donor operation), unique ethical challenges that arise with transplantation, rewards and coercion, the Human Tissue Authority, family pressures, the need for an independent Ethics Committee, potential members of a Transplant Ethical Committee, the option for the donor to pull out of the transplant, examples of ethical hurdles that may arise in a transplant case, the global issue of organ trafficking and The Declaration of Istanbul.

Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.

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