Presumed consent ‘not ruled out’


From the BBC:

Gordon Brown is not ruling out a change in the law on organ donation even though a panel of experts has rejected the idea of “presumed consent”. The UK Organ Donation Taskforce said assuming organs could be used unless people opted out was unlikely to boost donation rates.

From the Daily Mail:

Joyce Robins, co-director of Patient Concern, said: ‘This should be welcomed by anyone who cares about patient choice. It is ridiculous to talk about “donation” and “presumed consent” in the same breath. A donation is something willingly gifted. Presumed consent means requisition.’

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