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A model for scoring and grading willingness of a potential living related donor
  1. A A Al-Khader
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A A Al-Khader
 Head of Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;


There are few examples in the literature of objective measures for the assessment of donor willingness. The author describes the scoring system in use at his own renal transplant unit which has brought objectivity to the process of determining the willingness of living related donors. In this system, a total score to determine the degree of willingness or unwillingness is calculated based on responses to a series of questions. The author believes that with minor modifications this system could be implemented by transplant units in different countries and cultures to screen out donors who are acting under duress.

  • living related kidney donors
  • scoring
  • willingness
  • unwillingness

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