A Special Issue of Transplant International presents a blueprint for the components of successful national organ donation and transplant programmes.
A combined team from the Department of Surgery and Cancer and the LSE Department of Health Policy, led by Professor Vassilios Papalois and Professor Elias Mossialos, has published a Special Issue in Transplant International: "Maximising Potential in Organ Donation and Transplantation: Transferrable Paradigms".
The Special Issue presents a comprehensive conceptual framework for the components of successful national organ donation and transplant programmes. The goal of this framework is to guide assessments of such programmes, enabling the identification and prioritisation of policies aimed at improving access, efficiency and responsiveness of organ donation and transplantation services.
The eight papers in the Special Issue were extrapolated from a report for a New National Solid Organ Donation and Transplantation Plan in Greece, which was undertaken as a national initiative for the renaissance of the transplant sector in Greece. That report was written by an international panel of experts for the Greek National Plan for Solid Organ Donation and Transplantation, including Professors Papalois and Mossialos, and was funded by the Onassis Foundation. The report, presented to the Greek government and endorsed by the President and Prime Minister in 2021, was signed into legislation in March 2023.
Features of successful organ donation and transplantation systems
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