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Not enough donors, surgeons or teams for organ transplants in Malaysia

Not enough donors, surgeons or teams for organ transplants in Malaysia | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Malaysia is in critical need of more organ transplant surgeons but even if there were more available, there continues to be a lack of surgical teams to retrieve the organs from deceased donors.


This online article makes the point that until now deceased donor organ donation within Malaysia has been an infrequent activity which turns on the ability to mobilise surgical teams made up of individuals whose primary roles within the healthcare sector involve other non related activities.


Hence the absence of dedicated surgeons, along with the lack of additional requisite infra-structure including intensive care unit beds and operating room capacity are now seen to be an issue. Hence for both organ donation and organ transplantation to increase within Malaysia addressing these specific issues is now essential.



Deborah Verran's insight:
Both organ donation as well as organ transplantation require adequate resourcing. This includes resources be diverted specifically towards the requisite infra structure along with having the professionals who are required in order to facilitate this particular activity
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Organ donation: Opt-in vs Opt-out - Nation | The Star Online

Organ donation: Opt-in vs Opt-out - Nation | The Star Online | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Is Malaysia ready for an opt-out system when it comes to organ donations? (Malaysia has one of the lowest cadaveric organ donation rates in the world, according to the World Health...

 

Interesting discussion on the pro's versus the con's of opt in versus opt out in Malaysia, noting that the family are always approached for authorization in the setting of deceased donation.

 

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