Medical manpower affected pancreas donations

By Catherine Reilly | July 16, 2019

Five potential pancreas donations did not proceed to retrieval or transplant in 2018, against the backdrop of manpower deficits in transplant surgery, retrieval and anaesthesia. Minutes of a meeting of the National Organ Donation and Transplant Advisory Group (NODTAG), obtained by the Medical Independent (MI) under Freedom of Information law, outlined how…

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