A shortage of kidneys has been part of kidney transplantation ever since it evolved from its experimental stage and became a therapeutic possibility.
However, at present this shortage is more acute than ever before.
Post mortem kidney procurement policies can be distinguished into « opting in » and « opting out » systems.
In the five countries cooperating in Eurotransplant, systems of both kind have been implemented.
In this paper the relation between these procurement policies and kidney availability in the Eurotransplant region is examined.
The opting out system turns out to be more favourable to kidney procurement than the opting in system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rein pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Homotransplantation, Transplantation, Chirurgie, Coopération internationale, Banque organe, Homme, Organisation santé, Collecte, Europe, Eurotransplant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Renal disease, Urinary system disease, Homotransplantation, Transplantation, Surgery, International cooperation, Organ bank, Human, Public health organization, Collect, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0420158
Code Inist : 002B25H. Création : 199406.