Organ donation FACTS

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Consent (opt-out system- support)
over 1,170 Asian people in the UK need organ transplants
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Commercilisation
there are 10,000 illegal black market operations involving purchased organs each year- World Health Organisation
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General (introduction)
nearly 100,000 people are on waiting lists for organ transplants in the USA- 12 die each day
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Xenostranplantation
development started first in 1902 and banned in 1997
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Commercilisation
10% of all transplant operations are illegal
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Consent
only 31%of families would agree to a donation if they were unaware of loved ones decision
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Consent
60% of UK donors' wishes have been blocked since 2010- 1/7 cases
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Consent (opt-out vs opt-in)
There is no expectation or evidence of a difference in organ donations since Wales became opt-out
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Commercilisation
2012- there were 10,000 kidney trades on black market
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Commercilisation
Declaration of Istanbul 2008- prohibits organ tourism/trafficking unilaterally
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Waiting list
Israel- principle of reciprocity: higher on waiting list if you are a donor ("don't give, don't get")
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Organ transplants
Spain and UK have the highest success rate of transplants
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Consent
Austria have a HARD opt-out system: no one has a choice in the matter
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Transplants
Most required organ in 2016 in UK is KIDNEY, 5106
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CASE STUDY- consent/ live donor
Dr Shann's Dilemma
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CASE STUDY- saviour siblings
Charlie and Jamie Whitaker- first in UK
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CASE STUDY- xenotransplantation
Baby Fae
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Waiting list
In UK- up to 1000 people die to organ shortages on the waiting list a year
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Organ donation
89% of people in general think that their religion or faith is against organ donation
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Commercilisation

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there are 10,000 illegal black market operations involving purchased organs each year- World Health Organisation

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General (introduction)

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Xenostranplantation

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