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New Australian Federal Organ and Tissue Donation Legislation: Enhanced Transplant Services But No "Opt-Out"

Vines, Timothy; Faunce, Thomas

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Seriously ill people who could achieve many years of high-quality life with organ donation continue to die on waiting lists due to the scarcity of donated organs. Recent advances that suggest donor organs can be coated with host stem cells to reduce or remove the need for long-term recipient immunosupressive medication highlight the importance of encouraging such donation. A wide variation in organ donor rates in developed nations suggests this is one issue in which the right regulation can...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20351
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine

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