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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation.

Title Organ donation : opportunities for action / Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; James F. Childress and Catharyn T. Liverman, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xv, 339 pages) : illustrations
Contents Trends and patterns -- Perspectives and principles -- Systems to support organ donation -- Expanding the population of potential donors -- Promoting and facilitating individual and family decisions to donate -- Presumed consent -- Incentives for deceased donation -- Ethical considerations in living donation -- Opportunities for action
Summary Rates of organ donation lag far behind the increasing need. At the start of 2006, more than 90,000 people were waiting to receive a solid organ (kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, heart, or intestine). Organ Donation examines a wide range of proposals to increase organ donation, including policies that presume consent for donation as well as the use of financial incentives such as direct payments, coverage of funeral expenses, and charitable contributions. This book urges federal agencies, nonprofit groups, and others to boost opportunities for people to record their decisions to donate, strengthen efforts to educate the public about the benefits of organ donation, and continue to improve donation systems. Organ Donation also supports initiatives to increase donations from people whose deaths are the result of irreversible cardiac failure. This book emphasizes that all members of society have a stake in an adequate supply of organs for patients in need, because each individual is a potential recipient as well as a potential donor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This study was supported by Award no. HHSH23457010 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Subject Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Medical policy.
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- organization & administration
Health Policy
Tissue Donors -- supply & distribution
Transplants -- supply & distribution
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Medical policy
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Childress, James F.
Liverman, Catharyn T.
LC no. 2006017677
ISBN 0309657334