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CONTENTS






                                                       3          CHAPTER 1

                                                                  Living Donation

                                                       7          CHAPTER 2

                                                                  Why Become a Living Donor?

                                                       10         CHAPTER 3

                                                                  Risks and Benefits

                                                       13         CHAPTER 4

                                                                  Living Donor Evaluation Stages

                                                       16         CHAPTER 5


                                                                  Who Makes the Final Decision
                                                       20         CHAPTER 6


                                                                  The Science in More Detail
                                                       23         CHAPTER 7


                                                                  Emotional Aspects
                                                       25         CHAPTER 8


                                                                  The Operation
                                                       27         CHAPTER 9


                                                                  Resuming Normal Activities
                                                       28         CHAPTER 10


                                                                  General Information
                                                       30         LIVING ORGAN DONOR

                                                                  REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME

                                                       32          APPENDIX


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