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2012-08-30 21:39:14

Study authors note that tax deductions, credits for donors remain worthwhile, further measures should be explored The policies that several states have adopted giving tax deductions or credits to living organ donors do not appear to have increased donation rates. Authors of the study, appearing in the August issue of the American Journal of Transplantation, found little difference in the annual number of living organ donations per 100,000 population between the 15 states that had enacted...

2012-08-08 11:36:37

Respecting a veto is 'unethical, unprofessional, and against the spirit of the law' says ethicist It has recently been suggested that patients should be kept alive using elective ventilation to facilitate the harvesting of organs for donation. But David Shaw, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen believes there is a much simpler way to increase the number of donated organs — by ensuring that doctors respect the wishes of the deceased and over-rule any veto. Veto by the...


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