Estimation of Organ and Tissue Donor Pool from Multiple Cause of Death Statistics
There is considerable uncertainty as to the size of the potential pool of donors for transplantation of organs and tissues, and the need to review the size of the pool is predicated on three factors: (1) the current shortage of kidney donors, (2) the growth in number of other transplants being performed in the United States, and (3) the low proportion of potential donors actually harvested.
KeywordsPotential Donor Death Certificate Kidney Donor Retrieval Rate Medical Criterion
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