Posts Tagged ‘Organ donation’

Two thirds of people support an opt-out organ donation system

Two thirds of people support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system, a survey reveals. Currently England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have an opt-...

Doctors have called for an opt-out system to be put in place for organ donation

A motion has been passed at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting urging doctors to lobby the government to implement an opt-out system for organ donat...

Organ donation: More radical system for donation needed than opt-out

  As Wales prepares to become the first UK country to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation, an expert is urging that more radical solutio...

Three-fold rise in altruistic organ donation in UK

The number of living people giving one of their organs to a stranger almost tripled last year in the UK, according to new figures. The Human Tissue Author...

‘Presumed consent’ needed on organ donation

An ‘opt-out’ - or presumed consent - approach to organ donation is still needed in the UK despite significant improvements in the system, a report urge...

We need ‘prompted’ choice systems for organ donation

The NHS should paying for the funerals of organ donors to help tackle the current shortage of organs, a report claims. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics ...

NHS should pay for funerals of organ donors

The NHS should paying for the funerals of organ donors to help tackle the current shortage of organs, a report claims. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics ...

Time for presumed consent on organ donation

Doctors reaffirmed their support for the introduction of a system of presumed consent for organ donation at the BMA’s annual representatives meeting. ...

‘Avoidable’ organ donation errors in 25 donors

An independent review finds avoidable errors led to the wrong organs being removed from 25 NHS donors in the UK. Sir Gordon Duff, who led the review, says...

Independent review of donor errors announced

There will be an independent review after the NHS transplant authority confirmed 21 cases in which the wrong organs may have been taken from donors. Up to...

Support altruistic kidney donation – I am

In a recent blog, consultant spinal surgeon Paul Thorpe claimed that altruistic kidney donation is a bad idea. Well, I disagree and I'm going to do it. ...