Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Transplantation tourism as an international problem: prerequisites and ways of prevention

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 683-685
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Romanov S.V., Abaeva O.P.
Organization: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Volga District Medical Center of FMBA

The purpose of scientific work was to substantiate the relevance ofthe problem of transplant tourism, which is a way for a recipient to obtain an organ for transplantation bypassing national wait lists by finding a donor in a foreign country on a commercial basis. The authors have performed analysis of literary sources related to issues ofthe development of transplant tourism around the world, origins of its existence as well as possible ways to prevent the following practive. In conclusion, authors underline the necessity to establish the development of transplantology based on principles of gracious organ donations and fairness in terms of recipient election.

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