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Portugal among top three countries for donated organs

in News · 20-12-2017 14:09:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal is among the world’s top three countries in terms of organs donated from deceased donors.

A 2016 report from the Council of Europe shows only Spain and Croatia surpass Portugal in the number of donations. This may partly be due to the fact Portugal has a presumed consent system, whereby organs are harvested by default unless the deceased or their family have manifestly expressed otherwise. In terms of transplants, Portugal drops to sixth, largely because the age of many donors means organs are not used.

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Edition 1458
13 January 2018
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