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The national organ donation and transplantation program in Greece: gap analysis and recommendations for change

Johnston-Webber, Charlotte, Prionas, Apostolos, Wharton, George, Streit, Simon, Mah, Jasmine, Boletis, Ioannis, Mossialos, Elias ORCID: 0000-0001-8664-9297 and Papalois, Vassilios (2023) The national organ donation and transplantation program in Greece: gap analysis and recommendations for change. Transplant International, 36. ISSN 0934-0874

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Identification Number: 10.3389/ti.2023.11013

Abstract

Greece has fallen far behind many comparable European countries in the field of organ donation and transplantation and has made little progress over the past decade. Despite efforts to improve its organ donation and transplantation program, systemic problems persist. In 2019, the Onassis Foundation commissioned a report to be prepared by the London School of Economics and Political Science that focused on the state of the Greek organ donation and transplantation program and proposed recommendations for its improvement. In this paper, we present our analysis of the Greek organ donation and transplantation program together with an overview of our specific recommendations. The analysis of the Greek program was undertaken in an iterative manner using a conceptual framework of best practices developed specifically for this project. Our findings were further developed via an iterative process with information provided by key Greek stakeholders and comparisons with case studies that featured successful donation and transplantation programs in Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Because of their overall complexity, we used a systems-level approach to generate comprehensive and far-reaching recommendations to address the difficulties currently experienced by the Greek organ donation and transplantation program.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 10:21
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 04:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119491

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