Monday, November 17, 2008

Evening News 24 [text only news and sport]

Evening News 24 [text only news and sport]

A man whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has backed calls urging the government to change the law on organ donation even though a panel of experts has rejected the idea of "presumed consent".

Earlier in the year the government backed a movement towards presumed consent - which would see everyone put on the organ donors register unless they choose to opt out - but a new report rules out the scheme.

The UK Organ Donation Taskforce said assuming organs could be used unless people opted out was unlikely to boost donation rates.

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