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The Global Organ ShortageEconomic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses$
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T. Randolph Beard, David L. Kaserman, and Rigmar Osterkamp

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784092

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.001.0001

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(p.207) 9 Conclusion
The Global Organ Shortage
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This chapter summarizes the book's main recommendations. Current procurement efforts fail to utilize the strongest and most efficient means of obtaining additional organs for transplantation. Compensation will increase the number of organs available with no reduction in their quality. Huge amounts of money, and many thousands of lives, could be saved by this reform. No person needs to be unfairly exploited to accomplish this. Indeed, it is the current system, with its unnecessary deaths, thriving black markets, and astronomical public costs, which represents exploitation in its most unjust sense.

Keywords:   organ donation, organ procurement, organ donors, donor compensation, transplantation

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