organ transplantation

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organ transplantation,

n the replacement of a diseased organ with a healthy organ from a donor with a compatible tissue type. Organs such as a kidney may be donated by living donors or harvested from brain-dead organ donors.
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These measures would best address the organ shortage within the existing U.
Unsurprisingly, various untoward individuals see organ shortages as an easy opportunity for money by pressuring the global poor into selling their organs.
We do this to motivate policymakers to stop implementing one ineffectual policy action after another and attack the organ shortage with more effective weaponry in the Form of financial incentives.
To economists, the underlying cause of the organ shortage is
This means that the current system, in which bereaved relatives make the decision just after the death, will continue and organ shortages look likely to continue as well.
Newer transplant programs, anxious to build a patient base and flummoxed by organ shortages, are often turning quickly to living donations, Dr.
Until the laws are changed so that only the donor's wishes are honored, we will continue to have organ shortages.
There is no evidence this will contribute to the problem of human organ shortages.
Much of the controversy about alleviating organ shortages has focused on whether an individual has the right to sell one of his or her kidneys.
The problem of organ shortages is so worrying that doctors are being forced to look at pioneering surgeries and techniques.
because of organ shortages," says Bach, who chaired the Boston meeting.