At the end of 1999 the Danish Council of Ethics published a report on
organ and tissue donation from living donors. The report focused on kidney
and bone marrow transplantations (BMTs), as these are presently the most
common transplantations from live donors. During the work on the report, it
became clear to the Council that, apart from problems concerning coercion
and commercialization that affected both adult and child donors, by far the
largest ethical problems occurred in donations from children.