Feasibility of organ donation following voluntary assisted dying in Australia: lessons from international practice

Elena Cavazzoni, Maeghan Toews and Helen I Opdam
Med J Aust 2024; 220 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.52207
Published online: 19 February 2024

To the Editor: Australia's voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws are rapidly coming into effect, and Bollen and colleagues discuss VAD practice, organ and tissue donation, and the law.1 The authors recommend that national guidelines be developed containing four essential elements, including a requirement for “consent of the closest relative”.

  • 1 Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • 3 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Australian Organ and Tissue Authority, Canberra, ACT

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