Informed Consent Living Kidney Donor OPTN

Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Checklists

Until this year, 2013, the U.S. had no standards of living donor care whatsoever, only ‘voluntary guidelines’. Under pressure from HRSA, OPTN passed some minimal requirements for living kidney donor evaluation, informed consent and follow-up, although transplant centers still have wide berth to decide who is and who isn’t an acceptable donor, and how they’ll be treated.

I haven’t taken the time to read these checklists thoroughly, nor compare them to the Guidance Documents that have been floating around since OPTN’s failure to pass concrete standards in 2007.

Living Kidney Donor Medical Checklist

Living Kidney Donor Psychosocial Evaluation Checklist

Living Kidney Donor Informed Consent Checklist


If you see anything noteworthy or have any questions, feel free to leave ’em in the comments.





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