Routine recovery: An ethical plan for greatly increasing the supply of transplantable organs

  • Spital A
  • Taylor J
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Abstract

All current organ procurement policies require some form of consent. Many families refuse to permit organ recovery from a recently deceased relative; therefore, the major cost of requiring consent is the loss of some lives that could have been saved through transplantation. Here, we argue for a much more efficient approach to organ procurement from brain dead individuals - routine recovery of all transplantable organs without consent.

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  • Consent
  • Organ procurement
  • Organ shortage
  • Routine recovery

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Authors

  • Aaron Spital

  • James S. Taylor

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