Opportunities to deter transplant tourism exist before referral for transplantation and during the workup and management of transplant candidates

Kidney International (2011) 79, 1026–1031; doi:10.1038/ki.2010.540; published online 12 January 2011

Jagbir Gill, Olivier Diec, David N Landsberg, Caren Rose, Olwyn Johnston, Paul A Keown and John S Gill
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Transplant tourism is a global issue, and physicians in the developed world may be in a position to actively deter this practice. To examine such opportunities, we identified 93 residents of British Columbia, Canada who had a kidney graft through tourism and determined their previous interactions with our transplant programs.

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