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Friday, 31 July 2009
Buggins? turn
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For once the Government does something useful. From the BBC:

 

The government says it will ban all private transplants of organs from dead donors in the UK.

The move comes after media reports of overseas patients paying to get onto the waiting list for organs donated by British people.

An independent report said organs were scarce and no one should be able to pay for transplants, to ensure NHS patients did not miss out.

Surgeons said it should reassure people organs went to those in most need.

Elisabeth Buggins, former chairwoman of the Organ Donation Taskforce, carried out an inquiry after allegations in a number of newspapers that organs from NHS donors were being given to patients from countries such as Greece and Italy.

It emerged that more than 700 transplants, mostly liver transplants, had been carried out on non-UK patients over the past decade.

In total, 631 of those transplants used organs from dead donors and, of those, 314 were from outside the EU.

 

How many went to wealthy Arabs, while British taxpayers suffered or died for want of an organ? The Government has put a stop to it, as is timely and just. We don't want no stinkin' foreigners getting their hands on our organs. Organs of England, stand up and be counted.

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Posted on 07/31/2009 7:17 PM by Mary Jackson
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31 Jul 2009
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Hepatic Turn Of Stomach
Or: The Race To Play The Organ Donor Cards Right Away
 
Casting a jaundiced eye upon the "dead donors" of the article, one realizes that a loophole is not just a firing port hastily hacked out of the hospital walls at Rorke's Drift as one watches the following harrowing and harvesting out-of-body, and out-of-hospital, experience:
 
 
Could that really 'appen 'ere as a result of merely signing an organ donor card?  One should say to any too-trusting Trustafarian or Rastafarian, "Not Haile unlikely."