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Organ transplantation in Singapore: history, problems, and policies

Schmidt, Volker; Lim, Chee Han


The article explores the rules and criteria used for the allocation of donor organs in Singapore. Organs are extremely scarce, so hard decisions have to be made about who receives them. Based on an analysis of documents and interviews done with local program directors, both the admission to a waiting list for transplant and the final recipient selection are covered. The observed practices appear remarkably similar to those predominant in several Western countries until recently, when they had...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.03.014


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