Organ Donation

Euthanised organ donors could dramatically shorten waitlists, say Belgian doctors
Michael Cook | Apr 24 2017 | comment  
There are some limitations, so the idea needs to be refined.

Everybody’s a winner when euthanasia combines with organ donation, say doctors
Michael Cook | Apr 5 2016 | comment  
"Ghoulish" proposal in the Journal of Medical Ethics criticised by British politicians

Dutch doctors to approve organ donation euthanasia
Michael Cook | Dec 1 2014 | comment  
It could double the number of organs available every year.

Is China harvesting organs from ethnic minorities?
Michael Cook | Dec 12 2011 | comment  
China has admitted that it harvests organs from condemned prisoners, but very little information about the practice has emerged in the press. Executed prisoners are believed to account for two-thirds of all transplants, although the government apparently wants to promote a voluntary scheme.

Belgian doctors are using organs from euthanased patients
Michael Cook | Jun 13 2011 | comment  
Using organs from euthanased patients seem to have become a well established procedure in Belgium, only nine years after it was legalized. A press release from a team at a hospital in Leuven announced last week that it had successfully transplanted lungs from four euthanased patients between 2007 and 2009.
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