Report: U.K. organ shortage forces surgeons to use organs from older donors

A critical shortage of organ donors forced surgeons at a Cambridge hospital to use substandard organs, according to a report. Seven transplant patients died at the hospital after receiving heart transplants, causing managers to suspend the transplant program. The report says donor age was a primary issue in the deaths, and data from the agency UK Transplant reveal 10 hearts used in 2006 and 2007 were from people ages 60 and over.

View Full Article in:

Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Research
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Deputy Director, Marketing
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
MN
Director of Actuarial Services, Government Programs
PacificSource
OR
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC