Principles for allocation of cadaver organs to transplant recipients in Italy

  • M. Cardillo
  • M. Scalamogna
  • F. Poli
  • G. Sirchia
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 30)


The attention devoted by professionals, patients and media to organ allocation is enhanced by organ shortage [1]; such a problem is particularly severe in Italy, where organ donation rates are lower than the European mean (Figure 1). The main question is: who (and by which criteria) has the right to decide how organs must be allocated [2–5]. A debate on this problem continues among the transplantation community [1, 6, 7].


Transplant Center Organ Procurement Organ Shortage Organ Allocation Cadaver Organ 
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  • M. Cardillo
  • M. Scalamogna
  • F. Poli
  • G. Sirchia

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