Organ Procurement in Europe and the United States

March 1985 | Jeffrey M. Prottas

Improvements in the medical/technical ability to transplant human organs have led to similar-yet importantly different-societal and organizational responses among the nations of the “Atlantic Community.” The highly decentralized system of organ procurement in the United States yields greater numbers; centrally directed European systems reflect lower wastage rates. An emerging convergence of the two approaches promises significant benefits and efficiencies in organ transplantation.

Author(s): Jeffrey M. Prottas

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Volume 63, Issue 1 (pages 94–126)
Published in 1985