Government’s organ review

Stuff reports:

A national review of deceased procedures will look at whether cultural and religious factors are contributing to New Zealand’s low rates of . …

Among the topics the review would likely consider was “ethical, cultural, religious, and demographic factors within the New Zealand context”. 

Organs that are able to be donated are rare, with potential donors having to have died in specific circumstances.

The pool of available organs can be reduced further if a deceased person who has identified themselves as a donor on their drivers license, is overruled by their family for cultural, religious or ethical reasons.

The previous decision of the deceased should be paramount, and not subject to the wishes of others.

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