Low rate of organ donation is a complex jigsaw
Doesn’t ‘consent’ require some sort of positive action, explcitly saying ‘Yes’ for example?
Well, not when it comes to your internal organs.
Gordon Brown has refused to rule out a change in the law that may see everyone considered as a potential organ donor, despite the recommendations of his advisers today.
The opt-out system of organ donation should not be introduced as it could undermine patients’ confidence in medical care, the UK Organ Donation Taskforce said.
Well, in fact the Organ Donation Taskforce revealed that (see page 22 of their report).
Indeed Sweden has a low rate of organ donation despite having an “opt out” system.
Who would have thought that the countries with high rates of organ donation have succeeded “not by changing one single aspect of their organ donor system in isolation, but rather by addressing each piece in the complex jigsaw of interdependent elements that make up a successful donation programme”?
Not Gordon & co., who presume that your body belongs to the state to do with what they wish and that there are simple solutions to every problem.
But as long as they can say they are doing something about it, right? It doesn’t have to work, it just has to be something they can tick off and say they are doing.