David Mayrhofer-Reinhartshuber

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One of the main obstacles of organ transplantation all over the world is the insufficient number of available cadaveric organs. Various attempts are considered to increase the consent rate. Financial incentives as a possibility to raise the number of procured organs is a very controversial topic. Arguments for and against financial incentives are presented(More)
Ethical controversies in transplantation medicine are frequent and are not only discussed in the medical societies, but also by the pubic at large. Recently, the shortage of donor organs has led to a discussion of the commonly accepted ethical principles applied in transplantation medicine. In this paper, we highlight some of the thoughts expressed in the(More)
CONTEXT Regarding the increasing gap between demand and supply of donor organs the question is increasingly discussed, if families of organ donors should receive a financial incentive for consenting to organ donation. However, little attention has been paid to the psychological consequences of such incentives. OBJECTIVE We discuss the question of(More)
Despite repeated campaigns promoting transplantation, the high donation refusal rate remains unchanged. We targeted a well-educated population to assess the impact of our current transplantation promoting programs and personal feelings toward new approaches to organ donation. A questionnaire was proposed in five universities to students and university(More)
INTRODUCTION Shortage of donor organs is a serious problem for transplantation medicine. One controversial suggestion to increase the number of organ donors is financial incentives for consent. The aim of this study was to test whether different forms and amounts of financial incentives were apt to increase the consent to organ donation. MATERIALS AND(More)
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