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Medical experts propose expansion of organ procurement process
Hanford Sentinel

The U.S. health care system could significantly cut waiting times for transplants if it recovered organs from people who die outside of hospitals or in the emergency department, according to an article published online Monday by The Journal of the American Medical Association.

The change would require new thinking about organ donation and new protocols, such as the deployment of mobile preservation teams when deaths occur in homes or other nonhospital settings.