This ethics statement was developed and approved for the following purposes:
Uniquely in modern medicine, solid organ donation and transplantation requires interaction among multiple parties, well beyond the usual patient-provider relationship. For instance, availability of organs influences decision-making in patient care for all involved. These complex dynamics require maintenance of the highest moral and ethical standards. The following principles should inform the practice of all participating professionals.
IV. ORGAN DONATION
Approved by the AST BOD: January 15, 1999
Revised: February 2001
Revised: October 2002
Revised and Approved by the AST Board of Directors on December 6, 2012.
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.