How best to encourage organ donation: Research brief - Journalist's Resource | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

From the Journalist's Resource web site of the Harvard Kennedy School, Sorenstein Centre on Media, Politics and Public Policy comes this article titled: How best to encourage organ donation.


The Research brief Journalist's Resource Physicians have taken up this cause as well, along with recent editorials in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Medscape. It is apparent that even if the potential of the deceased donor organ donation pool was fully realized within the United States, that there would still be a gap in the numbers of people  awaiting kidney transplantation and the number of available donor organs.


Hence the additional importance of live kidney donation and why this particular article contains the conclusion that other measures now need to be adopted within the United States.