Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Deceased donor waiting lists in Germany: scandal and aftermath

In an article entitled "Trust is Everything," Sue Pondrom reports in the American Journal of Transplantation (May 2013, vol 13 issue 5 pp1115-6) on the aftermath of a German transplant scandal.

"After a scandal regarding transplant corruption in Germany, the Deutsche Stiftung Organ transplantation (DSO), Germany's organ procurement organization, has announced that organ donations in the country were down nearly 13% by the end of last year.

"Public confidence in Germany's transplant system has suffered dramatically since newspapers throughout the country described cases of waitlist manipulation over the last 10 years at four liver transplant centers: University of Göttingen, University of Regensburg, Munich Klinikum rechts der Isar hospital and University Hospital Leipzig. At all four centers, doctors falsified liver patient medical records to indicate the patients were also undergoing dialysis. As a result, those patients were erroneously moved up the waiting list."

4 comments:

Igor Rotaev said...

My name is Igor, I'm from Western Europe.
I am ready to donate a kidney or part of my liver for good compensation.
I am a 30 year old man, blood group is O+, I don't drink or smoke.
I can travel anywhere worldwide to take tests to prove a good health and perform surgery. I will listen offer and conditions of recipient.
E-mail me:
igorrotaev@yahoo.com

Calitto said...

I'M 33 yr male, healthy, non smoker, non alcholic, no genetic problems, look'g 2 help some one who need a kidney & in return will help me. i do nt wnt my family 2 end up homeless due 2 rising cost of living. im O+ email. 2348094322043@afpushmail.com

Anonymous said...

I;m Male 32yrs from turkey, i am strong, healthy, non smoker, non alcoholic, no genetics problem,
i am blood group O +VE, I want to donate my kidney to help any kidney related patients. who will as a return help me back by compensating me

i got a deep financial mess which i need some money to resolve. any kind heated and serous kidney recipient should contact me

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Anonymous said...

My name is Denis, I'm from Russia.
I am ready to donate part of my liver for good compensation.
I am a 28 year old man,, I don't drink or smoke.
I can travel anywhere worldwide to take tests to prove a good health and perform surgery. I will listen offer and conditions of recipient.
E-mail me:
banshikov_denis@mail.ru