Jeremy Hunt: Let’s discuss donor consent - EasternEye

Jeremy Hunt: Let’s discuss donor consent

ASIANS URGED TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS by JEREMY HUNTHealth secretary MEDICAL science has advanced so much in the last few decades – and nowhere more so than in the field of organ transplants. When the first heart transplants were done 50 years ago, the prognosis after sur­gery remained bleak. Today, in the words of Professor Sir Nilesh Samani of the British Heart Foundation, the surgery has moved from “fledgling procedure to a life-changing, life-saving operation.” But none of this is possible without the extraordinary selflessness of organ donors. Right now, there are more than 6,500 people on the waiting list…

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