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Organ Donation and Transplantation

Public Policy and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Gurch Randhawa

University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

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.

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Organ Donation and TransplantationPublic Policy and Clinical PerspectivesEdited by Gurch Randhawa

Published: February 8th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1486

ISBN: 978-953-51-0039-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6813-3

Copyright year: 2012

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33628 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. Transplant Inequalities – A United Kingdom Perspective

By Gurch Randhawa


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2. An Examination of Organ Donation in the News: A Content Analysis From 2005-2010 of the Barriers to Becoming an Organ Donor

By Brian L. Quick, Nicole R. LaVoie and Anne M. Stone


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3. European Living Donation and Public Health (EULID Project)

By Martí Manyalich, Assumpta Ricart, Ana Menjívar, Chloë Ballesté, David Paredes, Leonídio Días, Christian Hiesse, Dorota Lewandowska, George Kyriakides, Pål-Dag Line, Ingela Fehrman-Ekholm, Danica Asvec, Alessandro Nanni Costa, Andy Maxwell and Rosana Turcu


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4. Action Taken to Boost Donor Rate in Croatia

By Mirela Busic and Arijana Lovrencic-Huzjan


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5. Doctors’ Attitudes Towards Opting-Out and the Implication of This Legislation for a Small Island State

By Mary Anne Lauri


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6. Organizations as Communities: Creating Worksite Campaigns to Promote Organ Donation

By Susan E. Morgan


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7. Increasing the Likelihood of Consent in Deceased Donations: Point-of-Decision Campaigns, Registries, and the Law of Large Numbers

By Tyler R. Harrison


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8. Social Capital and Deceased Organ Donation

By Chloe Sharp and Gurch Randhawa


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9. Live Donor Kidney Transplants: Psychological Aspects of the Donor-Receiver Relationship

By Elisa Kern de Castro, Evelyn Soledad Reyes Vigueras and Caroline Venzon Thomas


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10. Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders Following Solid Organ Transplantation

By Laura Rodriguez and Angela Punnett


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11. Ischaemia Reperfusion Injury in Kidney Transplantation

By Siddharth Rajakumar and Karen Dwyer


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12. Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in the Transplanted Kidney Based on Purine Metabolism Markers and Activity of the Antioxidant System

By Leszek Domański, Karolina Kłoda and Kazimierz Ciechanowski


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13. Chemical Oxygenation of Pancreatic Tissue Prior to Islet Isolation and Transplantation

By Heide Brandhorst, Paul R. V. Johnson and Daniel Brandhorst


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14. Bioartificial Pancreas: Evaluation of Crucial Barriers to Clinical Application

By Rajesh Pareta, John P. McQuilling, Alan C. Farney and Emmanuel C. Opara


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15. Transcranial Doppler as an Confirmatory Test in Brain Death

By Arijana Lovrencic-Huzjan


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