Should organ donation after death be opt-in or opt-out? - Telegraph
Should organ donation after death be opt-in or opt-out?
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Gordon Brown has thrown his weight behind a move to allow hospitals to take organs from patients without explicit consent.
Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, the Prime Minister says that such a facility would save thousands of lives and that he hopes such a system can start this year.
The proposals would mean consent for organ donation after death would be automatically presumed, unless individuals had opted out of the national register or family members objected.