Forum puts spotlight on organ donation – Part 2
The number of p우리카지노eople volunteering to organise organs in Australia has dramatically increased over the past decade, despite the number of organ donation cases being significantly lower than when the debate began, according to an annual survey conducted by the University of Adelaide.
University research associate Professor John K. Campbell, senior lecturer of health policy at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Reproductive Health, said the survey shows there i우리카지노s an increased demand in Australia for organ donation.
“This year, approximately 15,000 people from outside the community registered to donate organs in Australia as a result of the debate,” Professor Campbell said. “This is significantly higher than the average over the past five years.
“Although the average rate of donation in Australia is about one in 1,000, we know that some cases of organ donation may be under-reported.”
University researcher Dr David N. Smith, a senior lecturer in the Health Research Centre, said the higher numbers of people volunteering in Australian transplant programmes suggested the debate was not as politically divisive in other parts of the world.
“The debate has not impacted the participation of overseas community transplant surgeons. There is no evidence that transplant surgery performed overseas has a negative impact on outcomes in Australia,” Dr Smith said.
In 2009 the Australian Medical Association and the Medical Association of New Zealand, the medical group representing doctors in the USA, joined together in calling on the Government to introduce a mandatory organ donation system.
The AMA and the Medical Association in New Zealand said mandatory organ donation was needed in order for people to know if it was safe to donate their organs.
The AMA in New Zealand, a national medical group, supports organ donation because organ donors can give a life to a patient suffering from a life-threatening illness or condition, they said.
“These patients are dying, so it’s important that we all have a chance to save those lives. If people know there is no chance of a donor being rejected because of the way they were treated before donation, they are less likely to donate,” the AMA in New Zealand’s website said.
The AMA in New Zealand also said there was no evidence to support Australia’s high rate of organ donations, with more people being killed each year for donations than for organ transplants.
Professor Campbell said although the survey showed there were significantly more people volunteering for organ donation compared바카라 to other countries, it did not necessarily mean that organ donations had higher numbers of supporters.
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