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Germany introduces new criteria for organ allocation

BMJ 1999; 320 doi: (Published 30 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;320:10
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Germany's Federal Medical Council has published new criteria for the allocation of organs to patients who have transplants after the passage of a recent law that specified that organs should be allocated to individuals rather than to transplant centres, as had occurred in the past.

    The new guidelines try to give equal chances to each patient while taking into account the urgency and prospective outcome of transplantation. For each organ a system has been …

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