German transplant group fights to regain public trust

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2768
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

The German Organ Transplantation Foundation has announced that it will reorganise itself in an effort to win back the trust of potential organ donors.1 The announcement comes in the wake of several high profile transplantation scandals that have resulted in a plunge in the number of organ donations.

The number of deceased organ donors was 13% lower in 2012 than in 2011, falling from 1200 to 1046—the lowest number since 2002, the foundation said. At a press conference on 24 April announcing the reorganisation, …

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