organ shortage

organ shortage

Transplantation The gap between the number of organs transplanted and number needed. See UNOS. Cf Organ brokerage.
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But we can all do something very important to help relieve the shocking organ shortage in the UK - and that's to put ourselves down on the national Organ Donor Register.
We also intend to adopt important quality and safety measures on organ donation and transplantation accompanied by an action plan to address the organ shortage in Europe and strengthen co-ordination mechanisms.
But what happens to those thousands who do not receive a transplant due to organ shortage or individual medical history?
Meanwhile, it has been revealed surgeons are using hearts of former drug addicts for transplants due to an organ shortage.
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.
It was reported that he thinks the organ shortage in Britain is so dire that there should be a system that presumes patients' consent to donate.
It was reported he thinks the organ shortage in Britain is so dire there should be a system which presumes patients consent to give their body parts for transplant.
As long as we let nondonors jump to the front of the waiting list if they need a transplant, we'll always have an organ shortage.
Black markets in organs will continue to produce human rights abuses if the organ shortage continues.
More than 8,000 people in the UK need a transplant, but due to the organ shortage fewer than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.
I just felt compelled to write to you agreeing with you about your article on "New Solution to the Organ Shortage.
In the face of an ever-worsening organ shortage, UNOS should embrace and support efforts to increase the supply of organs.