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New laws could make everyone an organ donor

发布时间:2017-07-16 08:01:17来源:未知点击:

By Linda Geddes IT IS a problem faced by countries the world over. How do you close the gap between demand for human organs for transplantation and the number of people willing to donate them? Such is the scale of the problem in the UK, where less than half of the 8000 people needing a transplant each year receive one, that the government is considering changing the law to presumed consent – so that everyone is a potential donor unless they opt out. Earlier this year, UK prime minister Gordon Brown and chief medical officer Liam Donaldson backed the idea. However,