versão ISSN 1727-8120
ALVAREZ HIDALGO, Roberto. Inmunologic choice criterion for renal transplantation: a scientific-ethical issue. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2004, vol.4, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1727-8120.
Chronic renal failure is considered one of the non-transmissible chronic illnesses of higher incidence (1 / 1000), constituting a health problem all over the world. Nowadays, it is renal transplantation the treatment of choice, which represents a technological innovation in the context of the Scientific-Technological Revolution that has reached high levels of effectiveness. One of the factors that intervene in the success is the immunologic selection of the donor-receiver couple based on the main antigens of histocompatibility (HLA). This assures the implant and patient's long term survival. The ethical dilemmas are frequent in the donation of organs either in the case of alive or death donors. Daily practice arises questions such as: How can organs from death donors be distributed?, or are xenotransplant and non-related live donor's transplants a valid alternative? Can they be made to face organs shortage? Norms have been designed to solve situations that demand decision taking. A correct immunologic selection on scientific and ethical bases assures the quality of life of the patient transplanted and solves his health problem
Palavras-chave : RENAL TRANSPLANT [ethics]; RENAL TRANSPLANT [norms].