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    Australia targets poor organ donation

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Australia is encouraging people to donate their organs as supply falls short of demand. There are, for example, 1,200 people on a kidney waiting list. Compensation is one of the ways being used to drive up supply, with people being paid while taking time off work to donate and then recover following surgery. With better medical practices and plenty of doctors, all that is needed is more organ donors. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.