BBC NEWS | Health | Presumed consent 'not ruled out'
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 has one of the lowest organ donation rates in Europe.
There are currently around 8,000 people in the UK who need an organ transplant but only 3,000 operations are carried out each year.
Every year, 1,000 people in the UK die after waiting for a transplant.
Currently, people must sign up to the organ donor register - or their families must agree - before their organs can be used.