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Increasing the number of organ transplants

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1404

Professionalisation of organ procurement in Spain has increased donors

  1. Rafael Matesanz,
  2. Blanca Miranda,
  3. Carmen Felipe
  1. National coordinator Attached doctor Attached doctor Organizacion Nacional de Trasplantes, 26029 Madrid, Spain

    EDITOR,—The success of organ transplantation in terms of survival, quality of life, and the ratio of costs to benefits has been such that ever greater numbers of patients are being referred to transplant teams. The shortage of organs remains the main obstacle to the full development of these procedures. In 1992 we reported the initial results of several integrated actions accomplished since the creation of the Spanish National Organisation of Transplants1 and proposed that this approach could be used to alleviate the …

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