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Santillán-Doherty P, Herrera-Zamora J
Issues of justice in the allocation and distribution of organs for transplantation
Cir Gen 2013; 35 (S2)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 109-114
PDF: 4. Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Transplantations of different organs and tissues are currently being performed. They provide a therapeutic alternative for patients with terminal illness. This medical practice is seen by the society as something altruistic. It is important to consider the legal regulations that are applicable in the area of transplantation, in order to achieve a fair and timely allocation of health care resources in a system that tends to benefit the most poorly endowed . Once the organs are obtained, they must be delivered for people who are waiting for a transplant. There is a worldwide lack of organs for transplatation. There are criteria of efficiency and equality that are linked to  medical data and personal details. Allocation requirements should consider the specific balance of each criteria according to the emphasis given to efficiency and equality. Irregardless of what we do as state, as far as we adopt a position where the autonomy of the patient and the organ provider, when we reach a benefit with the least possible damage, when this benefits are distributed fairly in our community; then can we be sure to be walking in the right direction.


Key words: Justice, organ allocation.


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