Friday, 31 July 2009

False perceptions harm organ donation

"In 1923, Lord Hewitt said that it 'is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, it should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.' Listen carefully, and you'll hear his words echoing in the recommendation by an independent inquiry, accepted by the government, that organs donated to the NHS will not be sold to private patients. Echoes, however, can distort as well as repeat, and in this case, Hewitt's key message seems to have been lost."
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