opt oooouuutt

If you don’t opt out, away they go under new law.

The problem with organ transplantation is, of course, there’s not enough donors to go around (Maybe people think that they’d need that kidney in the afterlife or something).

But could this be the solution: a proposed Welsh law where organ donation is the default and people have to “opt out” if they don’t want their organs be transplanted…

If it goes ahead, Wales would be the UK’s first country with the system.

[Health Minister Lesley Griffiths] said the lack of organs and tissues caused unnecessary deaths and suffering.

The law, planned to be in place by 2015, would require people to opt out of donating their organs when they die, rather than opting in by signing the register.

Doctors’ leaders hope it will “change cultural expectations” and prompt more family discussions about donation.

It’s a “soft opt-out,” meaning that families would not be forced to give up their dead relatives’ organs: Link

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