Donor Organ Availability and Transplant Coordination
Organ donation is a process that begins with a need. The need is a patient suffering from failure of an essential organ. To satisfy that need, organ procurement organizations (OPO) have developed mechanisms for identification, referral, and equitable distribution of organs that are made available. The primary function of most OPO is education, not only of the general public but, more importantly, of the professional community, regarding the need for organs and tissue for transplantation. Unfortunately, most OPO are still burdened by the lack of suitable donor referrals.
KeywordsBrain Death Transplant Center Organ Procurement Procurement Agency Presume Consent
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