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ICU staff helping break ‘taboo’ of organ donation

By: Aaron Leaman

For a person whose career has focused on mending and healing, there’s one thing Dr Annette Forrest doesn’t mind breaking: taboos.

The Waikato Hospital intensivist (specialist in critical care) is at the proverbial coalface when it comes to discussions about organ donation.

For a person to donate their organs, they must be in a hospital intensive care unit, on a breathing machine, typically with catastrophic brain injuries.

Read the full story on Stuff. 

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