Transplant Recipient Selection: Peacetime vs. Wartime Triage
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1992 Fall; 1(4): 327-331.
Conclusion: Those of us committed to transplantation must address the organ shortage from all angles. We must work to increase the donor supply through professional and public education, through technical and scientific advances such as splitting livers and the future use of xenografts, and possibly through legislation. In the face of the growing shortfall, we may be forced to begin factoring economic and social variables into our equation in ways we have to this point carefully avoided. The WTT ["wartime triage"] model provides a rational foundation for the modification of current organ allocation policy that is firmly grounded in reality and that offers promise of improved outcome but remains just and equitable.
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