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Living Donation Related Quote of the Day

“Transplant programs are eager not only just to save lives but also to get people into their programs because there’s a lot of money to be made from transplants. So they are not always paying attention to the interests and needs of the would-be donor. There is a fundamental weakness in the living donor side of the transplant – there isn’t much donor advocacy and there are no agreed upon standards for how to deal with assessment or make decisions about who is eligible to be a living donor. Without those standards, then there is danger all over the place…”

– Art Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, as quoted in Science and Theology News.

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