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Doctors take kidney from patient incapable of giving consent

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:753
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Doctors in the southern Indian city of Bangalore last week removed a kidney from a 36 year old deaf and mute man and transplanted it into his brother who had end stage kidney failure. The operation followed a six week debate on the ethics of taking an organ from a donor unable to communicate or give consent …

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