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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Due to organ shortages in the United States and around the world, many individuals die or experience a poor quality of life while on transplant waiting lists.
Of course, efficacy and morality overlap to the extent that reducing the organ shortage saves lives and reduces suffering, but there are also other moral concerns of autonomy and justice, which might function more like side constraints.
to the organ shortage lies in addressing the psychological issues
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.
It is difficult to pinpoint precisely when organ shortages first appeared because of the absence of the earlier data.
Doctors want a system of "presumed consent" to be introduced to tackle organ shortages.
The most difficult part of lung retransplantation is the ethical issues involved in giving one patient two opportunities for transplant when that probably denies other patients of even one transplant, because of donor organ shortages.
is little wonder, then, that organ shortages persist.
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.