Titel: Distributive Justice in Kidney Allocation
Autor: Thomas Schmidt
Abstract: For patients suffering from renal failure, cadaveric donor kidneys are a scarce and valuable good. In 1996, the Eurotransplant International Foundation implemented a new kidney allocation system. The aim of this paper is to identify and discuss issues of distributive justice in kidney allocation, with an emphasis in the basic features of the new Eurotransplant system. Particular consideration is given to waiting time and medical success.