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Organ donor ‘opt-out only’ policy could mean fewer transplants

proposal to automatically make people organ donors could reduce the number of available organs, the authority in charge of the system says.

The idea of forcing people who do not want to donate their organs to opt out of the organ donor register is one of several aimed at combating an illegal international black-market trade that has some organs selling for hundreds of thousands of…

The idea was raised in the recommendations of a report to Parliament by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and…

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