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Title: The latest on organ allocation: The German Transplant Act and its repercussions
Authors: Schmidt, V.H. 
Keywords: Growing scarcity
Medical and nonmedical criteria
New rules of organ allocation
Selfdelusion through invizibilization of unpopular considerations
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Schmidt, V.H. (2002). The latest on organ allocation: The German Transplant Act and its repercussions. Zeitschrift fur Gesundheitswissenschaften 10 (3) : 252-275. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The article describes and discusses changes in the practices of organ allocation which result from the implementation of the pertinent stipulations of the German Transplant Act from 1997. Both the levels of admission to a waiting list and of selection from such a list once a donor organ becomes available are covered. Since the law contains various rather odd clauses, the most important of which is the (logically and practically infeasible) requirement that organs be allocated exclusively according to medical criteria, it is not surprising that these oddities translate themselves into the respective policies as well. Several of them are laid bare. Finally, suggestions are made as to how they could be remedied.
Source Title: Zeitschrift fur Gesundheitswissenschaften
ISSN: 09431853
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