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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report was reviewed by a panel of individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The IOM says reviewers were sought to provide a broad spectrum of views and wide variety of positions on relevant transplantation issues. The purpose of [the] independent review is "to provide candid and critical comments" to assist the IOM in "making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report [met] institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript is confidential.

Review panel

*Nancy L. Ascher, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

*J. Stevenson Bynon, Division of Transplantation, University of Alabama at Birmingham

*Clive O. Callender, Transplant Center, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

*Anthony M. D'Alessandro, Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Wisconsin, Madison

*Charles Fiske, National Transplant Action Committee, Brookline, MA

*Richard D. Hasz, Jr., Transplant Coordinator Services, Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA

*Robert S.D. Higgins, Thoracic Transplantation, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

*Larry Hunsicker, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City

*Alan N. Langnas, Section of Transplantation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

*Elaine L. Larson, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York

*Bernard Lo, Program in Medical Ethics, University of California at San Francisco

*Joshua Miller, Division of Transplantation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

*James H. Southard, Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Wisconsin, Madison

*Harold C. Sox, Jr., School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, Lebanon, NH

*Michael A. Stoto, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC

*Charles Thomas, Samaritan Transplant Services, Phoenix, AZ

*Kenneth E. Thorpe, Department of Health Systems Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
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Date:Jul 31, 1999
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