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cmf file 67 (2018) - Presumed consent to organ donation ()

Introduction Over the past 100 years or so advances in medical sciences have allowed for the successful transplantation of several different organs and tissues. Despite historical controversy over organ transplantation there is now near-universal acceptance that organ donation and transplantation is a positive social good, enhancing and saving the lives of...

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Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill (04/09/2018)

On 8 June the Scottish Government introduced the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill. The stated aim of the Bill is to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation...
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Advocacy:a challenging year (CMF news - summer 2018)

We can't remember a time in CMF when we faced more public policy challenges all at once. It's further evidence of the rapid secularisation of Britain and the escalating hostility to Christian faith and values. The public policy team of Philippa Taylor, Rick Thomas, Steve Fouch and Peter Saunders have been...

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Guarding the price of freedom (triple helix - spring 2018)

I am struggling to think of a time when UK Christian doctors have faced greater advocacy challenges all at once. This is perhaps not surprising given the march of secular humanism through our parliaments, courts and institutions. I outline here five major areas of activity. Assisted suicide Given that eleven attempts in...

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Draft Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill (13/10/2015)

A Member's Bill introduced by Anne McTaggart MSP on 1 June 2015 proposes to amend the law in Scotland on organ donation by providing for decisions to be made on...
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Response to the Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill (25/09/2014)

Ms Anne McTaggart, MSP, consulted on a proposed bill on organ donation in Scotland, which would move from the current opt-in system to a soft opt-out system. This CMF submission...
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'Presumed consent' for organ donation is both unnecessary and unethical (02/07/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that Welsh plans to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation are both unnecessary and unethical.Wales could become the only UK...
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Flesh and blood (triple helix - spring 2013)

Giving more than money Review by Philippa Taylor - CMF Head of Public Policy. 'What if the Church saw organ donation as part of its giving?' reads the strapline to a new campaign which wants to mobilise UK churches to promote blood and organ donation. The aim of FleshandBlood is to...

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Welsh Government Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill (18/01/2013)

This final public consultation on organ donation by the Welsh Assembly Health and Social Care Committee concerns a draft bill that will introduce presumed consent for organ donation for the...
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Organ Donation in Wales: A letter to the Shadow Minister for Health (22/11/2012)

In an effort to improve organ donation rates, the Welsh Government intends to introduce a system of presumed, or deemed, consent to Wales. When a person dies without having expressed...
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