Reports & GuidanceUKDEC Reports & Guidance

Ethical issues in paediatric organ donation: a position paper

Examining the particular ethical issues which arise in gaining consent for organ donation from children, and how practices in end of life care for children affect decision-making about organ donation. UKDEC proposes a model of decision-making which respects any known wishes or beliefs of the child but which, in the absence of these, provides a framework for making decisions about organ donation.