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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 503-507
Is altruism always sufficient for organ donation? vroom's expectancy theory, for expanding the organ donor pool

Department of Arts and Humanities, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria

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Osebor Ikechukwu Monday
Department of Arts and Humanities, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, PMD 1030
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.284026

PMID: 32394924

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Organ transplantation is perhaps one area in which scientists have accomplished stunning outcomes in the 21st century. Nonetheless, the shortage of organs remains a major challenge of medical science, and worldwide, thousands of human organs are buried every day, especially from cerebrum-dead-injury victims. Using a method of philosophical analysis, this viewpoint study contends that the root cause of organ shortage is the dependence solely on altruistic organ donations. The unselfish organ donation is good, yet it is not enough. To close the gap between the demand and supply of organs, steps need to be taken to improve the organ donation pool. The Victor Vroom’s expectancy theory, if applied, could expand the organ donor pool for transplantation.

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