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Living unrelated kidney donors: ethical aspects of living kidney donation in Brazil

Gustavo Fernandes Ferreira, Clarissa Diniz Guedes

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.040


Abstract

Brazil has established the largest public kidney transplantation system in the world.46.2% of transplants in 2008 came from living donors. The vast majority of these involved relatives of the recipient; less than 8% came from unrelated donors. In 2008, Brazil’s health minister proposed banning unrelated donors in kidney transplantation.

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