EKHA Paper Explores Altruistic Donation

A newly published EKHA paper considers the topic of altruistic donation.

In “Facts and myths about altruistic organ donation”, published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Sever and colleagues shed light on the facts and myths that surround altruistic kidney donation, a rare phenomenon that entails individuals donating kidneys to kidney patients with whom they have no relationship or connection. In their article, the authors consider the basic concept of altruistic donation and the characteristics of altruistic donors, as well as the practical side of altruistic donation and the (dis)advantages associated with the practice.