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Rethinking organ donation policies for the 21st century

1:00pm-2:00pm on Wednesday 27 March

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Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, CB2 3RH

Even though opt-in organ donation decisions have increased, a significant number of people are still failing to receive an organ: as at 11 April 2023, 6,949 people were currently awaiting an organ on the Active Transplant Waiting List [1]. Through exploring a rights-based justice argument, we can demonstrate that the state is obligated to conscript organs from the deceased to help those with organ failure.

Conscription is unlike other reform measures in that it requires stringent intervention in the rights and liberties of citizens. For this reason, conscription appears to have little popular backing among theorists; however, in this talk, we will explore the benefits of state intervention in organ procurement, by defending posthumous organ conscription as a new organ policy for the 21st century.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Drop-in event
Theme: Discovery, Health, Society
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Step-free access, Lift

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