Law, ethics and medicine
The potential impact of an opt-out system for organ donation in the UK
The recent report of the UK government's Organ Donation Taskforce is in favour of continuing with the current organ donation system rather than changing to an opt-out system where people are assumed to be willing to donate. How did it reach this decision and is it correct?
- Donation/procurement of organs/tissues
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