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Elective ventilation for organ donation: law, policy and public ethics
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    Re:"Ahsan v University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust" does not legitimize antemortem organ preservation in end-of-life care.

    I am grateful for the response to my paper.

    For clarity's sake, however, I would like to point out in reply that I do not cite Ahsan to 'legitimize' any claim. Rather I present it as legal authority for a claim about legal principle. The principle is clear, though the respondents to my paper seem not to understand it quite.

    I would therefore emphasise that the idea of best interests applies to patients...

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    "Ahsan v University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust" does not legitimize antemortem organ preservation in end-of-life care.

    "Ahsan v University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust" does not legitimize antemortem organ preservation in end-of-life care.

    Coggon cited Ahsan v University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust to legitimize elective mechanical ventilation and preservation of organs in dying patients for transplantation [1]. Elective mechanical ventilation alone does not preserve organs in donors for transplantation without performing ad...

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