Physicians who participate in soliciting directed donation of organs for transplantation on behalf of their patients should:
- Support ongoing collection of empirical data to monitor the effects of solicitation of directed donations on the availability of organs for transplantation.
- Support the development of evidence-based policies for solicitation of directed donation.
- Ensure that solicitations do not include potentially coercive inducements. Donors should receive no payment beyond reimbursement for travel, lodging, lost wages, and the medical care associated with donation.
- Ensure that prospective donors are fully evaluated for medical and psychosocial suitability by health care professionals who are not part of the transplant team, regardless of any relationship, or lack of relationship, between prospective donor and transplant candidate.
- Refuse to participate in any transplant that he or she believes to be ethically improper and respect the decisions of other health care professionals should they choose not to participate on ethical or moral grounds.