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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation.

Organ donation : opportunities for action / Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; James F. Childress and Catharyn T. Liverman, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

This study was supported by Award no. HHSH23457010 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ISBN 0-309-10114-X (pbk.)

1. Donation of organs, tissues, etc. 2. Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. I. Childress, James F. II. Liverman, Catharyn T. III. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Tissue and Organ Procurement—organization & administration—United States. 2. Health Policy—United States. 3. Tissue Donors—supply & distribution—United States. 4. Transplants—supply & distribution—United States. WO 660 I568o 2006]

RD129.5.O74 2006

362.19’795—dc22

2006017677

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