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Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System - Lawfuel

Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System - Lawfuel | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This opinion piece posted online under the title "Life, Death and the Organ Allocation System" is written by a lawyer in the United States.

 

On the one-year anniversary of the Sarah Murnaghan lung allocation case, Philadelphia litigator Steve Harvey writes about about the case as well as the factors behind the ongoing critical shortage of organs within the United States.

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Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America - InSight Crime

Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America - InSight Crime | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reports on organ trafficking are beginning to surface again and partly appear to be linked to the economic turn down related to global financial issues, as well as a need for organ donors.

 

In this report via Insight Crime "Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America" one of the issues raised is a need for passing legislation for minimum penalties for this crime in the countries where the crime originates. Of note a number of Western countries have such legislation already in place- i.e. organ trafficking is illegal.

 

A second report via the New York Times focusing on Eastern Europe can be sourced via- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/world/europe/black-market-for-body-parts-spreads-in-europe.html?pagewanted=all

 

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