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House amends law on organ donation

Cyprus is last in Europe in organ donation per capita

The House plenum on Friday voted unanimously for a law amendment to ensure that someone who signed up for organ donation when they were alive cannot have their will overturned by relatives upon death.
The bill has been passed with the aim of increasing the number of post-mortem donors. as Cyprus is last in Europe as regards the numbers.
In Cyprus, organ donors clock in at 6.5 per million inhabitants while in Europe this figure rises to 20 per million.
Currently, about 50 people in Cyprus are waiting for a kidney transplant but their chances are low.

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