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28/12/2009

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 December 2009

In 2011 Israel will bring in a unique system for encouraging people to become organ donors. Donor card holders and their immediate family will get priority treatment over non-card holders if they ever need a new kidney, heart or lung themselves. Health Check discusses the novel scheme and other forms of incentive aimed at boosting the numbers of people willing to donate organs for transplant operations.

Claudia Hammond reviews some of your responses to a recent competition to re-name schizophrenia and she looks at the importance of the right kind of nutrition for hospital patients, from Chad to the UK.

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