Solicited kidney donors: Are they coerced? Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Coercion
  • Community Health Services
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donors


  • Most non-directed donors (NDDs) decide to donate on their own and contact the transplant centre directly. Some NDDs decide to donate in response to community solicitation such as newspaper ads or donor drives. We wished to explore whether subtle coercion might be occurring in such NDDs who are part of a larger community. One successful organization in a community in Brooklyn, NY, provides about 50 NDDs per year for recipients within that community. The donors answer ads in local papers and attend donor drives. Herein, we evaluated the physical and emotional outcomes of community-solicited NDDs in comparison to traditional NDDs who come from varied communities and are not responding to a specific call for donation. An assessment of coercion was used as well.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4756477

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/nep.12551

PubMed ID

  • 26511772

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 952

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