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What Does the Public Think About Using Genomics to Allocate Donor Kidneys for Transplantation?
May 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave. VGH Research Pavilion or Online via Zoom
Stirling Bryan & Louisa Edwards
With an increasing demand for donor kidneys and a scarce supply, finding ways to reduce kidney rejection and improve transplant outcomes are needed. Greater genomic compatibility between donors and recipients is associated with longer-lasting kidneys, and so could be used to guide kidney allocation. Changing the deceased donor kidney allocation criteria must consider trade-offs and ethical principles. Public input is critical as policymakers and health professionals decide how best to allocate kidneys fairly, while balancing transplant outcomes. This presentation describes a pan-Canadian online public deliberation to gather values and recommendations on this topic from the general public.
- To learn about genome-guided advances in kidney allocation for transplantation
- To describe pivoting methods from an in-person to online public deliberation
- To share recommendations from the general public on changing kidney allocation criteria
C2E2 Rounds are presented Mondays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in room 700 of the VGH Research Pavilion, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
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