Kidney recipients, donors want info about each other’s health

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Living kidney donors and their recipients would like to share more health information before the transplant surgery, a new survey indicates. Currently, patients must be informed if they’re at risk for acquiring hepatitis or HIV from a donor organ, researchers write in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Beyond that, transplant professionals cannot share information without the permission of both parties, senior author Dr. Lainie Friedman Ross of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago told Reuters Health by email.
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