Donor Organ Recovery at Standalone Facility Increases Suitable Organs for Transplant

March 1, 2016

(Medical Xpress) – Transplant surgeons report that obtaining organs from deceased organ donors costs much less and leads to a higher number of transplantable organs recovered when brain-dead donors are moved from the hospital to an independent, freestanding facility dedicated to organ recovery. Their study is published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print publication later this year.