Ethics. Research. Community.

[Organ transplantation: humanitarian--legal--ethical]

Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946). 
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Thorough examinations and discussions made clear: brain-death must be identical with the total death of the individual person. This must be the basis for legal organ transplantation. However--as men always tend to make bad things out of good--there exists criminal organ trade, including murder on order. Serious medicine as well as the serious patient must keep complete distance to these malpractices, even regarding that there are scarcity of organs for transplantation and long waiting lists. Different countries have different legistic regulations. Austria is envied by many others for its legal regulations.
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