Ethics of uterus transplantation with live donors

Before launching live donor liver transplantation in Chicago, the preparations included thorough ethical discussion, which was subsequently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Authors

Michael Olausson, M.D., Ph.D., Liza Johannesson, M.D., Ph.D., Daniel Brattgård, V.D.M.,; Cesar Diaz Garcia, M.D., Cecilia Lundmark, R.N., B.Sc., Klaus Groth, M.D., Ph.D., Janusz Marcickiewizc, M.D., Ph.D., Anders Enskog, M.D., Ph.D., Randa Akouri, M.D., Ph.D., Andreas Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., Xavier Rogiers, M.D., Ph.D., Per Olof Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Mats Brännström, M.D., Ph.D.

Volume 102, Issue 1, Pages 40–43

Abstract

Before launching live donor liver transplantation in Chicago, the preparations included thorough ethical discussion, which was subsequently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Despite not being the first team with a successful case, the Chicago group earned credit for introducing the procedure in a careful and sensitive manner. Many transplant centers around the world built on this experience and ethical analysis to initiate live donor liver transplantation at regional programs.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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