Increasing organ donation: a successful new concept.

@article{Sade2002IncreasingOD,
  title={Increasing organ donation: a successful new concept.},
  author={Robert M. Sade and Nancy D. Kay and Steve Pitzer and Peggy Drake and Prabhakar K Baliga and Stephen J. Haines},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 8},
  pages={
          1142-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Organ donation rates nationally have changed little in the last 15 years, despite a growing waiting list. About 6000 patients die each year for lack of a donated organ. South Carolina's organ procurement organization, LifePoint, recently restructured itself in an effort to increase donation and transplantation rates. The main change was division of the procurement coordinator position into five new positions. A unique innovation was the creation of a bereavement counseling and… CONTINUE READING

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