The development of practice guidelines for independent living donor advocates

Jennifer L. Steel, Andrea Dunlavy, Maranda Friday, Kendal Kingsley, Deborah Brower, Mark Unruh, Henkie Tan, Ron Shapiro, Mel Peltz, Melissa Hardoby, Christina Mccloskey, Mark Sturdevant, Abhinav Humar

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The practice recommendations discussed here are based on the findings of the national survey as well as the opinions of the authors. The recommendations that are proposed here are not exhaustive and are aspirational in intent and are likely to evolve with time. Practice guidelines are recommended for legal and regulatory issues (e.g., state or federal laws), consumer or public benefit (e.g., improving service delivery, avoiding harm to the patient, decreasing disparities in underserved or vulnerable populations), and for professional guidance (e.g., new role, professional risk management issues, advances in practice). Without such practice guidelines, donors, and indirectly the candidates, may be at increased risk for possible bias or undue harm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics
  • Kidney donor
  • Liver donor
  • Living donation
  • Living donor advocate


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