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Germany legislates to boost organ transplant numbers

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3739
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

The German government has passed a new law instructing hospitals to support organ donation and to report details of all potential deceased donors to the national organ procurement agency.

The law, which aims to improve the way transplantation is organised, strengthens the responsibilities of the procurement agency, the German Organ Transplantation Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation).

Hospitals will have to employ at least one full time transplant …

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