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Public to be asked its views on ethics of incentives for organ donation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 20 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2182
  1. Josephine Hayes
  1. 1BMJ

    Members of the UK public are being asked their views on the ethics of offering incentives to people to donate organs and other material, in a consultation exercise launched on Monday 19 April by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

    The council’s consultation paper aims to stimulate debate on whether more people in the United Kingdom should be expected to donate organs, eggs, or sperm or to participate in clinical trials and if so, how far they should be encouraged to do so.

    There is a huge demand for organs, sperm, eggs, and other human material that …

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