Organ donation after euthanasia in children: Belgian and Dutch perspectives

Title

Organ donation after euthanasia in children: Belgian and Dutch perspectives

Creator

Bollen JAM; Ten Hoopen R; Van Der Hoeven MAHBM; Shaw D; Brierley J; Ysebaert D; Van Heurn LWE; Van Mook WNKA

Publisher

Archives of Disease in Childhood

Date

2019

Subject

Child; child; article; human; palliative therapy; Only Child; ethics; intensive care; euthanasia; organ donor; pediatric surgery

Description

Organ donation after euthanasia has been performed more than 70 times in Belgium and the Netherlands combined (personal communication, Jan Bollen, 2018). These two countries allow for euthanasia in minors as well, while Luxembourg, Colombia and Canada only allow adults to undergo euthanasia. A Dutch guideline on organ donation after euthanasia focuses on mentally competent adults, with a predominance of neurodegenerative diseases.1 The question arises whether organ donation after euthanasia should be possible in children and adolescents, and what are the legal, medical and ethical conditions for the combined procedure.

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Citation

Bollen JAM; Ten Hoopen R; Van Der Hoeven MAHBM; Shaw D; Brierley J; Ysebaert D; Van Heurn LWE; Van Mook WNKA, “Organ donation after euthanasia in children: Belgian and Dutch perspectives,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 29, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19280.