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OPO

An institution that facilitates organ transplantation by obtaining cadaveric tissues and organs for use in living patients with end-stage diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs.
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OPOs are the main link between donor hospitals and organ recipients, and their performance can be a limiting factor for all stakeholders in the organ donation system.
The pump laser wavelength and OPO wavelength can be tuned independently, enabling two colour imaging or pump/ probe applications.
It may also mean that OPOs and the transplant centers in the DSA can foster close working relationships for more efficient organ placement.
Both water vapor and carbon dioxide strongly absorb in large part of the signal wavelength region, and therefore, the OPO cavity was flushed with a small flow of high purity nitrogen.
Only the first six periods were used as OPO operation was limited by the cavity coating.
The OIG found that 34 OPOs refer potential donors to tissue banks while 28 OPOs recover tissue themselves.
At the time these laboratory results were available, OPO A collected the donor's urine for culture in accordance with its organ procurement protocol.
The second set of variables expected to influence [[lambda].sub.i] involve demographic/cultural factors that may influence the receptivity and suitability, or fertility, of the population within each OPO's collection region.
Under these conditions, the OPO party was unable to erect a good aerial and spare batteries were on the abandoned barges.
Factors such as population density, ethnicity, socioeconomics, age, religion, and education figure into an OPO's ability to obtain organs.
The proportion of recipients with MELD scores greater than 25 was significantly greater in large OPO areas: Only 8% of the large OPO areas had fewer than 25% of recipients with scores greater than 25 vs.
The approach used to assess OPO performance has been criticized because it assessed performance based on the total population in a service area rather than the potential number of donors (Shafer, Kappel, and Heinrichs, 1997; U.S.