Title

Allocation of organs to cognitively impaired patients

UMMS Affiliation

Transplant Division, Department of Surgery

Publication Date

2017-09-01

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Mental Disorders | Nervous System Diseases | Pediatrics | Surgery

Abstract

Transplantation for people with cognitive impairment poses significant logistical and ethical challenges. We strongly agree with Dr. Chen et al. regarding the fair access to transplant from children with intellectual of developmental disabilities if they do not have other contraindications to transplant and the caregivers can assure medical compliance.

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/petr.12999

Source

Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Sep;21(6). doi: 10.1111/petr.12999. Epub 2017 Jun 2. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Pediatric transplantation

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28574199

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