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Transplant Officials To Consider Changes In Organ Donation

NPR: Proposed Changes In Organ Donation Stir Debate
The nation's organ transplant network will consider a controversial proposal Monday to overhaul the guidelines for an increasingly common form of organ donation. The board of directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing will open a two-day meeting at the organization's headquarters in Richmond, Va., to consider new guidelines for donation after cardiac death. Donation after cardiac death involves removing organs minutes after life-support has been stopped for patients who still have at least some brain activity (Stein, 6/24).

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