Religion and Organ Donation - Donor Recovery

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The Church of the Brethren’s Annual Conference in 1993 wrote a resolution on organ and tissue donation in support and encouragement of donation. They wrote that, “We have the opportunity to help others out of love for Christ, through the donation of organs and tissues.”

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTOrgan donation is widely supported by Unitarian Universalists. They view it as an act of love and selfless giving.

The United Church of Christ supports and encourages donation. Reverend Jay Litner, Director, Washington Office of the United Church of Christ Office for Church in Society, states that United Church of Christ people, churches and agencies are extremely and overwhelmingly supportive of organ, tissue, and blood donations.

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As this chapter has stressed repeatedly, more information is needed about the short-term and long-term health and other effects of living organ donation, particularly the donation of nonrenal organs. For the most part, living donation developed on an ad hoc basis in various transplant centers and has never had the central oversight and supervision that has marked practices of donation by deceased individuals. As a result there is no national infrastructure for gathering information and for ensuring accountability as there is for donation by deceased individuals.

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The committee further observes that many of the available studies of the decision-making process about living donation by potential donors were conducted years ago with living kidney donors (see, for example, the work of Simmons et al., 1977; Sanner, 2005). In addition to continuous quality improvement in the process of selecting, informing, and ensuring the voluntariness of the decisions of prospective donors, transplantation and donor advocacy teams need information from rigorous studies of their processes and of donor and nondonor decision making.

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The development and use of an independent donor advocacy team that focuses on the donor’s needs is of paramount importance. Such a team can best protect the donor if it offers the multidisciplinary expertise needed to address the whole range of medical, ethical, social, and psychological questions and issues. Each team should include a clinician with experience in transplantation, a social worker or other mental health professional with experience in interpreting donor motivations and addressing intrafamilial conflict, and a nurse. Whether these healthcare professionals or another group of healthcare professionals are involved, the goal is to provide the expertise and skills necessary to ensure (1) that the potential donor adequately understands the risks that surround his or her donation and recognizes the uncertainties involved, especially in the absence of comprehensive data about outcomes, and (2) that the potential donor is making a voluntary decision regarding donation without undue pressure or coercion by family members or by anyone else. Focusing on the welfare and rights of the donor, the donor advocacy team can also act as a safety valve by providing a confidential way out for prospective donors who believe that they are being pressured or coerced to donate.

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In determining which potential living donors will be accepted, transplantation teams serve as ethical gatekeepers, with less societal oversight than occurs in much of transplantation. Additionally, they may have an inherent conflict of interest because they seek to obtain an organ for patients on the waiting list while assuming major responsibilities to potential and actual donors.