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

  • Spital A
  • Taylor J
  • 11


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 12


    Citations of this article.


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.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Consent
  • Organ procurement
  • Organ shortage
  • Routine recovery

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Aaron Spital

  • James S. Taylor

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free