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"Trust is Everything" Sue Pondrom, AJT
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Trust is Everything
Sue Pondrom
Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.12277
American Journal of Transplantation
Volume 13, Issue 5, pages 1115–1116, May 2013

This month “The AJT Report” examines a recent case in which waitlist records were falsified, altering the waitlist priority for patients, and explores its impact on public trust and organ donation. Also, we take a look at the case of a donor-transmitted rabies infection that killed a transplant recipient earlier this year.

Full article: https://onlinelibrarystatic.wiley.com/store/10.1111/ajt.12277/asset/ajt12277.pdf?v=1&t=hh0otfa9&s=e38adaece70220d61bbbce4627918034a5611c35

Courtesy of Al Roth, http://marketdesigner.blogspot.com/2013/05/deceased-donor-waiting-lists-in-germany.html :

"After a scandal regarding transplant corruption in Germany, the Deutsche Stiftung Organ transplantation (DSO), Germany's organ procurement organization, has announced that organ donations in the country were down nearly 13% by the end of last year.

"Public confidence in Germany's transplant system has suffered dramatically since newspapers throughout the country described cases of waitlist manipulation over the last 10 years at four liver transplant centers: University of Göttingen, University of Regensburg, Munich Klinikum rechts der Isar hospital and University Hospital Leipzig. At all four centers, doctors falsified liver patient medical records to indicate the patients were also undergoing dialysis. As a result, those patients were erroneously moved up the waiting list."
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