Organ Transplantation Supply & Demand
There is a shortage of organs as a result of a growing demand. Here are some facts (1998):
Part of the explanation for the increase in demand for organs is that patients with the serious organ diseases are living longer.
Part of the explanation for the limit of supply of organs is less motor vehicle injury due to public health initiatives.
SOURCE: Annals of Internal Medicine 1998;129:1093-4
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2002