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What Is Being Done to Increase Organ Donation?

Scheuher, Cynthia MBA, MS, RN

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000122
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The need for organs greatly outnumbers the amount of organs donated for transplantation. This is true for all countries around the world. Many organizations globally have been created to solve this problem. Spain has been very successful with its drive to increase organ donation. Educational campaigns are a great tool being utilized by all countries and the medical communities to promote a positive perception of organ donation. These campaigns include using the television industry, raising money for travel expenses, and education seminars. This article looks at the different groups and programs aimed at increasing organ donation.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.

Correspondence: Cynthia Scheuher, MBA, MS, RN, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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