Stephanie Raubuch was shocked when a good friend told her that he had kidney failure and required regular dialysis treatment. She decided to help him by donating a kidney. In Germany, some 8000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant.
Just under 800 people donated their organs in 2016. Health Minister Jens Spahn wants to improve those numbers by revamping hospitals and introducing a system where you opt out of donating organs, rather than opting in.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn's suggestion that Germany needs an opt-out organ donor system to boost numbers, has drawn both applause and criticism. For Tamsin Walker, it's been an overdue wake-up call.
As Germany's donation levels plummet, Health Minister Jens Spahn wants organ donation to occur automatically if a person fails to explicitly decide against it. This plan faces opposition from Germany's Ethics Council.
With more than 200 million people in 130 countries across the globe depending on humanitarian assistance at some point or another last year, the aid bill is big. Is everyone getting what they need?
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