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Last Best GiftsAltruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs$
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Kieran Healy

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226322353

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.001.0001

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The Logistics of Altruism

The Logistics of Altruism

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(p.43) THREE The Logistics of Altruism
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Last Best Gifts
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Kieran Healy

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0003

This chapter investigates why some organ procurement organizations (OPOs) manage to collect more organs than others. It evaluates the structural and organizational forces at work in the procurement process. These include the service populations of OPOs, their size and operating budget, their logistical scope, and their procurement policies and strategies. This chapter also considers other factors such as individual decisions to sign a donor card, mortality rates and road safety laws.

Keywords:   organ procurement organizations, procedure process, service populations, operating budget, logistical scope, procurement policies

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