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[Comment] Transplanting suboptimum organs: medico-legal implications

Transplantation is a life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage organ failure, but it can entail difficult choices for patients, their families, and health-care professionals. A shortage of suitable organs has necessitated increased use of organs from deceased donors that are less than ideal.1 These organs include those with poor anticipated outcomes or increased risks of disease transmission from elderly donors and from donors with histories of infections, cancer, smoking, and illicit drug use.