Organ trafficking prompts UK review of payments for donorsBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.924/f (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:924
- Owen Dyer
Two high profile cases of organ trafficking being dealt with by the General Medical Council have stimulated calls for a review of official policy on the donation of organs for financial gain. The Department of Health is considering softening the rules against payments to donors, in a bid to clear the backlog of patients awaiting transplants.
As the consultation process ended on the government's document The Future Law on Human Organs and Tissue in England and Wales: Human Bodies, Human Choices, senior doctors and surgeons added to the chorus calling for new thinking in organ donation. …