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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3082

New guidelines seek to boost organ donation in Germany: The German health ministry has issued new voluntary guidelines to hospitals aimed at increasing the number of organ donors, after the number fell by 9% in 2008. The guidelines say that all hospitals with intensive care units should have transplant coordinators who will try to identify potential organ donors and cooperate with the national organ procurement agency.

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