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Extract from today's Daily Telegraph Newspaper....

....' Everyone should automatically become an organ donor in order to prevent hundreds of deaths each year, the Government's chief doctor said today.

Sir Liam Donaldson called for a change in the law so only those who register their objections are exempt from donating their organs after their death.


Sir Liam has called for an opt-out system with proper regulation.
He said one person dies each day in the UK waiting for a donor and the change could increase the number of organs available.

The shortage is fuelling "transplant tourism" where UK patients travel abroad and often pay for a donor organ which puts them at unnecessary risk, Sir Liam said.

The recommendations were made in the annual report of the chief medical officer, published today. '.......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... nor117.xml

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I can understand the problems involved with decidign what to do concerning organ donation (I am registered myself) but to make everyone a donor unless they opt out is an unwelcome incursion into civil liberties, IMO.

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I don't believe it should be required, but I just don't understand why someone wouldn't want to. Religion, maybe?

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I believe that some religions ( jewish maybe?) forbid such a thing...I am also a registered organ donor....imagine grace needing my heart lol wouldn't THAT be a hoot :shock:

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If you're dead it doesn't really matter. You don't get to take them with you. 'Course it kind of sucks they're trying to make the decision for people..

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i don't know that how we can donate the body organs...is that is match with the other people.i think its a best thinking due to this the life of the other people will be safe.according to the search that human can donate every .is this possible or not???


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In terms of civil liberties, the current way is only slightly "better" then the proposed way as long as the process of registering your exception clear and without loop-holes. In terms of saving lives with these organs, it will make a huge difference in time it takes to make sure you have approval to use them and are able to inform those receiving the organ to prepare for surgery. It might also be a thing of pride for those with religious objections to wear a bracelet saying that they are not donors and include a registration number of their complaint. This might not work though if they also object to "jewelry" and tattoos (such as some Hutterites/Mennonites) but that is just an option... body identification still needs to be done. If you have seen the Max Headroom shows and pilot movie, you will know of another potential problem (but this is a "slippery slope" argument) in people being killed and then sold on the black market under a fake name for their organs.


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