Checklist: Passport, Plane Ticket, Organ Transplant

K. A. Bramstedt*, Jun Xu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recently, active and proposed US medical insurance programs are taking steps to address the problems of organ availability, long waiting times, and high medical and surgical costs by promoting transplant tourism. Such programs are created explicitly to encourage policy holders to travel to a foreign country for the purpose of obtaining a transplant. Some medical insurance programs have gone as far as to bundle exotic travel and healthcare - transplantation not excluded - into one package. This article details some of the safety and ethics issues with these programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1698-1701
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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