By Los Angeles Times
The United Network for Organ Sharing often fails to detect or decisively fix problems at derelict transplant programs -- even when patients are dying at excessive rates, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. When it does act, UNOS routinely keeps findings of its investigations secret, leaving patients and their families unaware of the potential risks, interviews and confidential records show. "Most people are kind of shaking their heads and saying, 'Who's minding the store?' " said Mark Fox, associate director of the Oklahoma Bioethics Center and former chairman of the UNOS ethics committee.
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