Health Systems & Services Research
The masterplan for organ donation in The Netherlands: who is in the lead?
DM Nijkamp*, M Smit, RT Gerritsen, J Niesing, VB Nieuwenhuijs
*Corresponding author: DM Nijkamp
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 3 (poster) [English]
Poster [718.75 KB]
11th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) 2011, 27 - 30 Nov 2011, P000
The organization of organ donation in the four Northern provinces of the Netherlands was changed due to the growing demand for organ donors. Key issues in the 2009 “Masterplan for Organ Donation” were:
1. optimal detection of donors
2. increase in family consent
3. optimal donor management.
The Donation Intensivist plays a crucial role in the organization around organ donation by stimulating focus on donation and promoting short lines of communication between hospitals. This pilot study was successful in all three key issues. The most important success was in increasing family consent.
Successful aspects of this pilot study may be implemented nation wide.
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