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Change law on organ donation, doctors say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/02/2009

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Jeremy Laurance

"Every adult in the UK would be legally required to decide whether to donate their organs after death, under a radical solution to the critical shortage of organs for transplant put forward by the country's oldest royal medical college. The ethics committee of the 500-year-old Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has called for an examination of "mandated choice" as a means of boosting the supply of organs, the shortage of which is leading to more than 1,000 avoidable deaths a year.

"The development comes as the first UK-wide campaign to promote organ donation is launched today to boost the numbers on the donor register. Research shows that while 96 per cent of people said they would accept a transplant if needed, only a quarter (27 per cent) have volunteered to donate their organs after death. Almost half (45 per cent) said they would like to donate but had not got round to adding their names to the register."

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"Change law on organ donation, doctors say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 15/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/change-law-on-organ-donation-doctors-say