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Help Patients in a Permanent Coma to Die and Use Their Organs for Transplants, Says Leading Doctor

September 6, 2016

(Daily Mail) – Hospital patients who are in a permanent coma should be given drugs to hasten their deaths so doctors can harvest their organs for transplants, a prominent hospital consultant said yesterday. New laws should sweep aside the legal ban on euthanasia and allow the organs of those killed to be removed for transplant, Dr Zoe Fritz argued. The call for organ harvesting, published in a leading British medical research journal, would end the process by which incapacitated patients who are considered to have no hope of recovery are currently allowed to die.

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