Hospitals directed to step up protections for kidney donors
Published on November 15, 2012 at 4:59 AM
The New York Times: Hospitals Ordered To Do More To Protect Kidney Donors
Addressing long-held concerns about whether organ donors have adequate protections, the country's transplant regulators acted late Monday to require that hospitals thoroughly inform living kidney donors of the risks they face, fully evaluate their medical and psychological suitability, and then track their health for two years after donation (Sack, 11/13).
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