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Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation.

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Segev, DL; Powe, NR; Troll, MU; Wang, N-Y; Montgomery, RA; Boulware, LE
Published in: Clin Transplant
2012

BACKGROUND: Availability of kidney paired donation (KPD) is increasing in the United States, and a national system through UNOS is forthcoming. However, little is known about attitudes toward KPD among the general public, from which donors (particularly non-directed) are drawn. METHODS: In a national study, we assessed the public's attitudes regarding participation in KPD. RESULTS: Among 845 randomly selected participants, 85.2% of respondents were either "extremely willing" or "very willing" to participate in KPD. Experiences with the medical or organ transplant systems, such as undergoing surgery, having a primary medical provider, a living will, a friend who donated or received an organ, and considering donation after death, were associated with increased willingness. However, increased age, male sex, African American race, Hispanic ethnicity, distrust of the medical system, and not understanding organ allocation were associated with less willingness. CONCLUSIONS: We identify strong support for KPD but some important potential barriers to participation which should be considered as KPD programs are implemented.

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Clin Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1399-0012

Publication Date

2012

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

714 / 721

Location

Denmark

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Surgery
  • Public Opinion
  • Prognosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Kidney Transplantation
 

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Segev, D. L., Powe, N. R., Troll, M. U., Wang, N.-Y., Montgomery, R. A., & Boulware, L. E. (2012). Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation. Clin Transplant, 26(5), 714–721. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01596.x
Segev, Dorry L., Neil R. Powe, Misty U. Troll, Nae-Yuh Wang, Robert A. Montgomery, and L Ebony Boulware. “Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation.Clin Transplant 26, no. 5 (2012): 714–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01596.x.
Segev DL, Powe NR, Troll MU, Wang N-Y, Montgomery RA, Boulware LE. Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation. Clin Transplant. 2012;26(5):714–21.
Segev, Dorry L., et al. “Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation.Clin Transplant, vol. 26, no. 5, 2012, pp. 714–21. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01596.x.
Segev DL, Powe NR, Troll MU, Wang N-Y, Montgomery RA, Boulware LE. Willingness of the United States general public to participate in kidney paired donation. Clin Transplant. 2012;26(5):714–721.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Transplant

DOI

EISSN

1399-0012

Publication Date

2012

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

714 / 721

Location

Denmark

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Surgery
  • Public Opinion
  • Prognosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Kidney Transplantation