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New procedures for segmented organ transplantation of the lung and liver have again brought to public attention the issue of live organ donation. To provide a context for understanding the dilemmas faced by potential donors, the body of literature over the last 40 years regarding living-related organ donation with kidneys was reviewed. Results indicated that while psychological side effects have been reported including depression and family conflict these risks are generally under-emphasized. Risk factors for negative psychological consequences include high age, lack of social support, and organ rejection in the recipient. Instantaneous decision-making in favor of donation is generally described. However, researchers have neglected to consider social desirability factors when assessing donor motives. Furthermore, lack of awareness has been shown concerning the coercive processes involved in moral decision-making. Health professionals should be aware that merely raising the issue of live organ donation may instigate powerful psychological processes beyond the potential donor's voluntary control and leave little room for refusal without psychological cost. Implications for treatment are discussed with these circumstances in mind.

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S.Gomathi, P.Raghul, & C.Loganathan. (2017). An empirical study on awareness and perception towards live organ donation with special to erode district . International Journal of Intellectual Advancements and Research in Engineering Computations, 5(2), 2153–2156. Retrieved from