June 6, 2010

Kidney Transplantation and HIV: Does Recipient Privacy Outweigh the Donor’s Right to Information?


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Living kidney donors must give informed consent. This may include information about the recipient, which could affect the recipient’s outcome and thus the donor’s decision to donate. There is no agreement whether this should include the recipient’s HIV status. In this report, the authors discuss their reasoning which led them to conclude that a donor did not need to be informed of a recipient’s HIV-positive status.

Full text access kindly provided by the American Society of Nephrology.

Renal Transplantation