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The Logistics of Altruism

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226322353
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226322384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0003
The Logistics of Altruism

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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

Chapter.  10515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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