BMA's Proposal To Meet Chronic Shortage Of Organ Donors
A new report from the BMA shows how they intend to tackle the chronic shortage of organ donors. It states that patients could be kept alive solely so they can become organ donors, hearts could be retrieved from newborn babies for the first time, and body parts could be taken from high-risk donors.
It is reported that almost 1,000 people are dying from the lack of suitable organ donors.
The BMA wants a debate regarding the use of an ethically questionable practice called "elective ventilation", in which patients diagnosed as dead using brain stem tests are kept alive purely to enable organ retrieval.