Netherlands Aims to Increase Organ Donations by Euthanasia Victims

November 26, 2014 ( - Specialists from several Dutch medical schools have prepared a document that is to serve as official guidelines for organ donation after euthanasia, and aims to facilitate the procedure.

Doctors expect the legal framework to step up the number of organ donations, which up to now have been few and far between: 6 cases in 16 years, less than in neighboring Belgium. It will help people who choose euthanasia to give a "meaning" to their death, the guidelines' authors suggest. CONTINUE

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