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Pro-euthanasia demonstrators call for France to follow the example of the Netherlands (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Such a procedure, outlined in the Journal of Medical Ethics, would allow medics to remove a patient’s heart before they died

Fr Whyte and kidney donor Margaret Domashinski (Photo: CNS)

Fr Whyte says ‘miracle’ donation was proposed ‘like it was a doughnut’

'The more divided the medical establishment seems to be on "brain death",  the more I hesitate to sign an organ donation card' (PA)

There is much about brain function that is not yet understood and it appears that the medical definition of ‘brain death’ is not infallible

The NHS is floating the idea of 'presumed consent' for organ donation (Photo: PA)

Under presumed consent I am not confident the state would feel a duty to treat a corpse with reverence after death or use it solely to help others live

Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Church leaders in Wales have criticised government plans to introduce presumed consent for organ donation.

Lord Patten of Barnes

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