Danskernes Akademi / 15. august 2012

Recycling the Body – Organ Donation and Ethics [English version]

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In 1990 the brain death criterion was implemented in Denmark. By this is has been possible ever since to remove organs from deceased persons, and let the organs resume their functions in the bodies of other persons.
The development has improved the quality of life and the chances for a longer life for very sick persons. But it is also a development which represents great ethical dilemmas.
Members of the Council of Ethics, donor families, a hospital priest and a anthropologist present various ethical dilemmas in the film about aspects of donating organs.
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