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Minister discusses organs with archbishop

Health Minister Andreas Loverdos said on Tuesday that talks with Archbishop Ieronymos on a bill aimed at boosting organ transplants had resulted in ?some agreement and some disagreement.?

The discussion with the archbishop had been ?quick, productive and constructive,? Loverdos said.

The archbishop said that his reservations are related to a provision regarding so-called ?presumed consent? that would allow the donation of organs without the consent of a potential donor?s relatives as well as the donation of live organs between people who cohabit.