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Krüger, M. (2019): Zum Lebendorganspendeurteil des Bundesgerichtshofs. In: Chirurg, Vol. 90, No. 6: pp. 496-500

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At the end of January 2019 the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) heard oral arguments and made a judgment in cases regarding living organ donors. The core verdicts concerned questions regarding the necessary information which has to be provided in order to properly inform the donor. This article outlines the main findings of the BGH because every transplantation surgeon has to be aware of them. In addition, this article focuses on the possibilities for hospitals to fulfill the legal requirement of the presence of an impartial doctor during the informed consent for aliving organ donor.

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