Living Donor Advocacy

An Evolving Role Within Transplantation

Editors: Steel, Jennifer (Ed.)

  • A comprehensive overview of live organ donations and its risks, challenges and future directions
  • Facilitates better understanding of the complexities of living donor surgeries, patient evaluations and ethics
  • Beneficial to healthcare professionals and patients undergoing transplantation or living donor surgery
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About this book

The inadequate supply of organs in the United States and other countries continues to drive the reliance on living donor transplantation. In 2000, representatives of the transplant community convened for a meeting on living donation in an effort to provide guidelines to promote the welfare of living donors. The consensus statement that resulted from this meeting recommended that transplant centers retain an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) to focus on the best interest of the donor. A decade later, nearly every transplant center in the United States, performing living donor surgeries, has incorporated an ILDA into their living donor screening and/or evaluation process Living Donor Advocate provides an overview of living donation and its risks, ethical challenges and future developments​, as well as details about the role a Living Donor Advocate plays in the transplantation process. This book will interest health professionals across various disciplines and patients undergoing transplantation or living donor surgery.    

About the authors

Jennifer Steel is an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Transplant Center. She is also on the executive committee of ILDAs for the National Kidney Foundation, and recently published the results of a national survey of ILDAs in the American Journal of Transplantation and completed a webinar for the Department of Health and Human Services concerning living donor advocacy.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is a well written, thorough review of the role that independent living donor advocates (ILDAs) play in evaluating and counseling potential donors. … The book is well written with interesting case studies. … This will be a very useful resource in most transplant centers.” (Anitha Vijaan, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Medical Selection of Live Donors

    Wu, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Kidney Paired Donation Programs for Incompatible Living Kidney Donors and Recipients

    Gentry, Sommer E. (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation

    Gunabushanam, Vikraman (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Intestinal Transplantation from Living Donors

    Tuveri, Massimiliano (et al.)

    Pages 41-74

  • Living Donor Lung Transplantation

    Cohen, Robbin G. (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

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eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $46.99
$79.99 (listprice)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living Donor Advocacy
Book Subtitle
An Evolving Role Within Transplantation
Editors
  • Jennifer Steel
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9143-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9143-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9142-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
Topics