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Hospitals in Germany must do more to procure organs, says report

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:383
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Hospital managers in Germany need to be reminded of their obligations to find organs for transplantation, says a parliamentary report.

    The report, Advancement of Organ Donation, comes after a series of formal written questions from opposition parties into the state of organ donation in Germany. It admits, however, that participating in organ donation programmes can leave hospitals out of pocket, because the intensive care costs are often not fully covered.

    At the moment only 40% of Germany's 1379 hospitals with intensive care beds report potential organ donors to the Deutsche …

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