Monday, December 18, 2017

More on the endorsement of Global Kidney Exchange by the ASTS

The October 2017 Message from the ASTS President Jean Edmond is now online, and I gather it would have been fun to be present at their discussion of GKE, prior to their decision to endorse it:

"We had several intense discussions during the Council meeting that highlighted the values of a strong and diverse Council. The intense ethical debate regarding the global kidney exchanges espoused by Mike Rees and Alvin Roth was addressed. Our ASTS culture prizes innovation and disruptive approaches to our challenges, and we therefore chose to support their work in a public statement with full recognition of the need to protect the vulnerable from exploitation."

Here's my earlier post on that: Monday, October 30, 2017, Global Kidney Exchange endorsed by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

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