A public survey conducted in The Netherlands found that a quarter of the general public believes it would be desirable or very desirable to introduce financial incentives to encourage living kidney donation.


Forty-six percent of respondents said it would be undesirable or very undesirable.

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The study, led by Leonieke Kranenburg, MSc, of Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, examined responses to questionnaires completed by 550 individuals. Results were published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2008; 23:1039-1042).