Allocation of organs to cognitively impaired patients
Transplant Division, Department of Surgery
Letter to the Editor
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Mental Disorders | Nervous System Diseases | Pediatrics | Surgery
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
Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Sep;21(6). doi: 10.1111/petr.12999. Epub 2017 Jun 2. Link to article on publisher's site
Martins PN, Kim I, Bozorgzadeh A. (2017). Allocation of organs to cognitively impaired patients. Surgery Publications. https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.12999. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/surgery_pp/154