Agree on much, except it is time for change.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The imbalance between supply and demand of organs for transplant will not be fully solved by changes to the allocation system. Improved organ donation and utilization must be accomplished through critical reassessment of organ procurement organization (OPO) performance as a partnership between transplant centers, OPOs, and community hospitals. The continued discussion on changes to the organ distribution system should be based on patient-centeredness, enhanced transparency, improved models, and metrics. Focusing too heavily on geography without consideration for the other factors at play risks oversimplification of this complex issue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Samstein, B; McElroy, LM

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1912 - 1916

PubMed ID

  • 30884119

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1600-6143

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ajt.15362


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States