TOLEDO, Ohio, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kidneys for communitiesa non-profit organization that launched the first-ever national community-directed donation program to increase the number of living kidney donors in United Statesjoins the world leaders in 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law in Porto, Portugalto explore the use of personal affinity and identification to increase living kidney donation.
The World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law provides a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge through discussions, lectures, workshops and presentations of programs and data base. Welcoming attendees from professional and academic disciplines, the 2022 conference explores scientific discourse on more than 60 topics and subtopics in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics, and health law.
After rigorous peer review, the World Conference Scientific Review Panel accepted Kidneys for Communities’ oral presentation topic, “Using Personal Affinity and Identification to Increase Living Kidney Donation”. Atul AgnihotriCEO of Kidneys for Communities, will present with co-founder Ira Brody, during the Organ Transplantation II session. The session will also include the following presentations: Living organ donation: young donors; Kidney good, candidate for euthanasia as a living organ donor; the ethics and international dimension of organ trafficking; Womb transplants in Europe: Ethical and regulatory implications; and Organ Donation and Transplantation Education: Ethical Dilemmas.
“It’s not one person or one organization that will solve the shortage of living kidney donors; it takes all of us,” Agnihotri said. “Open dialogue, debate and collaboration, on a global platform, moves us towards ethical solutions that increase the pool of living kidney donors, potentially saving thousands of lives.”
Kidneys for Communities harnesses the power of the community through proactive outreach programs that promote living kidney donation education and awareness. The community-directed donation model increases living kidney donations by allowing potential donors who belong to membership-based associations to direct their vital donation to someone – even a potential stranger – based on a community that they wish to support.
About Kidneys for Communities
Kidneys for Communities is a nonprofit that partners with organizations to impact the lives of their members by providing living kidney donation resources to their members, increasing the odds that a donor will lead a kidney donation to another member in need. kidney.
To address the shortage of living kidney donors through proactive community outreach programs, Kidneys for Communities has developed the first-ever national community donation program. The program unlocks the connections created through membership-based communities with the goal of increasing the number of living kidney donors in the United States. The leadership team includes innovative leaders, kidney donors, social workers and medical experts in the field of nephrology and kidney transplantation – anyone who has seen this disease up close and is committed to having an impact. To learn more, visit www.kidneysforcommunities.org.
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