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Psycholegal Aspects of Organ Procurement Systems

  • D. J. Hessing
  • F. T. de Charro
  • P. W. G. Akkermans
Conference paper

Abstract

Post mortem organ donation can take place in an opting-in system or in an opting-out system. In the strict opting-in system, the organs of the deceased may only be taken out when the deceased has given permission (by means of a donor card or a commitment in a central register). In a strict opting-out system, the explantation of organs is permitted unless the deceased has made objections. To increase the availability of donor organs, the Dutch government has proposed an Organ Donation Bill, which is mainly based on an opting-in system.

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References

  1. D. J. Hessing, 1990, The legislation of organ donation, Paper presented at the 2nd European Conference on Law and Psychology, Nürnberg, September 13–15.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Hessing
    • 1
  • F. T. de Charro
    • 2
  • P. W. G. Akkermans
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawLeyden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of LawErasmus University RotterdamDRRotterdamThe Netherlands

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