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BMA campaigns for “presumed consent” to organ donation

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1626
  1. Mark Silvert
  1. BMJ

    A campaign to increase the number of organs available for donation was launched this week by the BMA to combat the growing gap between the numbers of patients needing a transplant and those receiving one. In the second half of the 1990s, 1000 patients died waiting for a transplant.

    The BMA is calling for the introduction of a system of “presumed consent,” whereby it is assumed that every patient wished to be a donor unless he or she …

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