Here is one of Deborah Shelton’s 2005 articles for the St. Louis Dispatch on the reality of living donation:
You might be tempted to dismiss a lot of what she says in here as being ‘outdated’ but I assure you, the problems are just as rife now, if not more so. In fact, transplant centers have expanded their living donor criteria exponentially and the waiting list is much longer. Only NY and NC have any laws protecting living donors and only because living donors’ widows sued and fought tirelessly for almost a decade.
Feel free to comment and let me know what you think if Deborah’s article….