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Organ donation 'incentives' urged

People who donate their organs should have their funeral expenses paid for by the NHS, a leading medical ethics body has suggested.

An estimated three people die in Britain every day waiting for an organ transplant, and thousands more need replacement organs less urgently.

The government will consider the recommendations but said donating should be "free from any financial consideration".

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 10 Oct 2011
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