In the Bundestag debate on the Amendment of the transplantation act, has signed on Thursday a broad agreement as to the plans of the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU).
The aim is to increase the number of organ donors in Germany. This is not increased in 2018 for the first time in years, but for a long time, in order to supply the approximately 10,000 are seriously ill, in need of a donor organ.
The new draft law envisages several measures to improve the processes in the clinics, which are entitled to the removal of organs:
- Doctors, the filling officer in the hospitals of the task of the Transplant, should at least be Pro-rata of their other duties. You should also get more powers to be more effective on a possible organ donor.
- Clinics, the organ to perform withdrawals, should be better remunerated.
- Relatives of organ donors should be better taken care of. So, it should be possible, for example, that an organ recipient with an anonymous Letter to the families to thank.
- With a special on-call service for neurologists and neurosurgeons to ensure that each time the brain death of a patient.
Organ donation is only possible, if in the case of a deceased patient of the irreversible failure of the brain’s functions was found. The so-called brain death is determined must be carried out by two specialist physicians independently of each other. The new on-call management service is to ensure that in each collection the hospital at any time qualified Doctors are available for this task.
The consent of all parties
Green, FDP and the Left supported the coalition draft. “This is really a good law, what you are presenting here,” said Kirsten Kappert-Gonther of the Green.
The AfD principle of consent came, when her Deputy, Axel Gehrke also criticized the lack of clear regulations are provided, for example for the determination of brain death and to avoid the psychological pressure on members.
Regardless of the now submitted to the Parliament by the plans will be discussed across party lines-even on the new organ donation rules. So far, withdrawals are allowed only when expressly declared consent. Spahn is advertising for a “double contradiction solution”. Consequently, automatically everyone would be considered a donor unless you say no. Otherwise would be – as a double barrier to any questions members.
Transplant physicians welcomed the planned Amendment of the transplantation act. “The law provides good conditions, the Numbers of organ donations to increase in Germany,” said Christa Wachsmuth, managing Physician for the East Region of the German Foundation for organ transplantation, the MDR-magazine “main thing Healthy”.
Paolo Fornara, Director of the kidney transplant centre of the country Saxony-Anhalt at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, told the station: “Germany is in the organ donation one of the tail lights in Europe and in the world.” There is an urgent action is therefore urgently needed. “The measures that should now be addressed, I think is extremely reasonable.”
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