The donor crisis in heart transplantation John Pepper n the area of heart failure, public debate and research funding have been focused on new trends such as xenotransplantation and tissue engineering. Neither approach is expected to have an important role during this decade. We should not neglect organ transplantation, though it is dependent on a scarce resource. Legislation can be effective in the long term, but improving rates of organ donation has more to do with changing attitudes and behaviour.
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