Posts Tagged ‘policy’

October 30, 2012

HIV Screening Practices for Living Organ Donors, New York State, 2010: Need for Standard Policies.


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In 2010, transmission of HIV occurred in New York State from a living donor transplant. Following this, the authors report on a survey that was done in 18 New York State transplant centers to determine practices in evaluation and screening for HIV. The centers performed living donor kidney and liver transplants. All centers conducted HIV […]

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June 18, 2011

Spanish experience as a leading country: what kind of measures were taken?


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This article is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand better why some countries enjoy higher donation rates than others and the importance of a multi-pronged strategy to increasing deceased donor rates long term.  This article clearly explains the “Spanish system” of organ procurement that is held up as an international example of success due […]

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June 18, 2011

New organ transplant policies in Japan, including the family-oriented priority donation clause.


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The author outlines the recent changes to Japanese law and transplant policy that allow for organ procurement after brain death with only family consent (previously there had to also be prior written consent from the donor). As well, the new Japanese law allows donors to prioritize family members to receive their organs after brain death, […]

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