Mar 06, 2014 – Organ Harvest
Health newsfeed for Thursday, March 6, 2014
ANCHOR LEAD: SHOULD SPECIAL CENTERS BE DEVELOPED TO RECOVER ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANT? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
An organ recovery center in St. Louis has just published data revealing that when a center dedicated to recovering organs for transplant is involved rather than transplant teams either in the field or the hospital, recovery rates increase dramatically. Dorry Segev, a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins, applauds the strategy.
SEGEV: This has made the logistics of decreased donation much smoother for not just the families and the physicians who take care of potentially deceased donors but also for the transplant centers and the surgeons involved in that. Having those donors in a facility that knows how to take care of deceased donors, and knows how to facilitate organ recovery in the best way possible I think is an amazing feat. :32
Segev says such organ transplant centers would vastly improve the national shortage of organs. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.