• Vol. 47 No. 2, 74–77
  • 15 February 2018

A Comparison of Mandated, Presumed, and Explicit Consent Systems for Deceased Organ Donation among University Students in Singapore



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Since the first transplant surgery was performed in Singapore, Parliament has passed 2 acts to facilitate organ transplants. First, in 1972, the Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act was enacted allowing individuals to opt-in for organ donation through an “explicit consent” scheme.

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