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Starting a new organ transplant programme 

Starting a new organ transplant programme
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Starting a new organ transplant programme
Author(s):

Karina Rando

and Gebhard Wagener

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651429.003.0041
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date: 22 August 2019

The process of development of organ transplantation programmes encompasses many different stakeholders and participants, each with its own set of social, political, ethical, and economic challenges. An effective organizational and interdisciplinary component is essential for the successful planning and implementation of the national legal framework, the establishment of an organ donation and procurement infrastructure, and the design of transplant education, training, and continuing medical education programmes. In addition, informatics, programme evaluation and research, continuing quality assurance, and resource optimization are essential for long-term success and sustainability of the transplant programme. This chapter reviewsthe essential elements that must be considered when planning the establishment of a new organ transplant programme.

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