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Should we allow organ donation euthanasia? Alternatives for maximizing the number and quality of organs for transplantation.

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There are not enough solid organs available to meet the needs of patients with organ failure. Thousands of patients every year die on the waiting lists for transplantation. Yet there is one currently available, underutilized, potential source of organs. Many patients die in intensive care following withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment whose organs could be used to save the lives of others. At present the majority of these organs go to waste. In this paper we consider and evaluate a range o...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/j.1467-8519.2010.01811.x

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
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Wilkinson, D
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
32-48
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
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uuid:2cd77e0e-56ba-4ff3-9446-7ecc1c54ee62
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192748
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pubs:192748

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