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BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2055 (Published 13 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2055
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The chair of UKDEC explains the potential impact of last month’s decision by the Department of Health in England to stop funding the committee’s work

“We’re extremely disappointed, although it’s been clear for some time that this decision was a possibility. Organ donation is a sensitive issue, and those working closely in donation—specialist nurses, surgeons, intensive care clinicians, and others—need a clear, unambiguous framework of good practice to support them. The UK Donation Ethics Committee (UKDEC) has played a major role in providing such a framework, and without this support progress in donation may …

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