Recently, stories of public solicitation for living donors from transplant candidates and/or their families have made headlines. Public solicitation of living organ donors may raise ethical, clinical and organizational issues. In order to help transplant programs better deal with cases of public solicitation for living donors, the CST has constituted an ad hoc committee to develop guidelines on this issue. This committee was constituted of members of the CST, along with representatives from CNTRP, CBS and two patients. This committee was co-chaired by Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin and Dr. Atul Humar. The guidelines also include member input from the public solicitation forum at the last CST annual scientific meeting in Vancouver.
Before finalizing these guidelines, the committee on public solicitation would like to have your input and comments.
The proposed guidelines can be found here: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/_Library/_documents/2016_0212_CST_GUIDELINES_PS_SolidOrgans_DRAFT.pdf
We want to hear from you.
Please submit your comments using the online form:
The deadline for receiving comments will be February 29, 2016.
Marie-Chantal Fortin and Atul Humar