Charity enables pacemakers to be reused in the developing world

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Thousands of pacemakers are currently left unused around Europe after their owners pass away. European rules state that a pacemaker can only be used once within the continent, but a charity called Pace 4 Life wants to help recycle these life-saving devices — donating them to patients in developing countries who would otherwise be unable to afford them. Pace 4 Life is undertaking the campaign in association with the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors. They are collecting consent from patients and their families to collect their pacemakers after death. The donated devices are then tested and if…

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