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Kidney to Share

Martha Gershun and John D., MD Lantos


This book tells the story of the author's decision to donate a kidney to a stranger. The book takes readers through the complex process by which such donors are vetted to ensure that they are physically and psychologically fit to take the risk of a major operation. The story is also placed in the larger context of the history of kidney transplantation and the ethical controversies that surround living donors. The book helps readers understand the discoveries that made transplantation relatively safe and effective as well as the legal, ethical, and economic policies that make it feasible. The b ... More

Keywords: kidney transplantation, kidney donor, living donors, organ donation, transplantation ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501755439
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martha Gershun, author

John D., MD Lantos, author
University of Missouri Kansas City