Transplantation debates in Romania between bioethics and religion


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In this paper, we thoroughly investigate the various solutions proposed to solve the problems of transplantation system in Romania. Three types of solutions are especially envisaged: legislative ones, institutional ones and cultural/religious ones. We carefully analyze the main ethical and logistical arguments on presumed consent and its alternatives in Romania: family consent provided by the relatives and mandated choice. Special attention is dedicated both to institutional solutions (organizational, educational and information issues) and to religious arguments and motivations, for there were several indicators of their importance for Romanian bioethical discourse in general and for their prevalence in transplantation debates in particular. 
Keywords transplantation ethics, Romania, debates, bioethics, religion
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