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France creates opt out register for organ donation

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7153.234a (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:234
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    A computerised register listing the names of people who have chosen not to donate organs or tissues after their death is being established in France. Anyone not on the register will be presumed to have consented to organ donation, although the family will still be able to object.

    Set up by the Etablissement Français des Greffes, the government controlled transplant watchdog group, the list will …

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