Marketing the concept of becoming a potential organ donor

J Health Care Mark. 1991 Sep;11(3):36-45.


Medical technology now enables thousands of people with terminal organ diseases to return to productive lives. Thousands more, however, will die because suitable donor organs are not currently available. Despite an early call for marketing approach to the problem of recruiting potential organ donors, little progress has been made to date. The author reviews the current literature on organ donation, discusses previous organ donation research conducted by a team he led, and makes suggestions for marketing the concept of becoming a potential organ donor.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Death
  • Family
  • Health Education / methods
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Marketing of Health Services / methods*
  • Models, Psychological
  • Tissue Donors / psychology*
  • Tissue Donors / supply & distribution
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / methods*
  • United States