Medicine

Organ Donation and Transplantation - Public Policy and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Gurch Randhawa, ISBN 978-953-51-0039-3, 294 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 08, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1486
Edited Volume

Transplantation has succeeded in prolonging the lives of those fortunate enough to have received the gift of a body organ. Alongside this life-saving development, there lies another sadder side to the story - there are not enough organs to meet the ever increasing demand. This not only places an increasing emotional and physical burden among the waiting patients and families but heaps a great financial burden upon health services. This book provides an analysis and overview of public policy developments and clinical developments that will hopefully ensure an increased availability of organs and greater graft survival. Medical, policy, and academic experts from around the world have contributed chapters to the book.