Posted: 13/12/2017 at 09:44
This is a bit of a sermon and probably very presumptuous of me, so you may not want to read any further.
PRESUMED CONSENT FOR ORGAN DONATION.
A lot of doctors are coming out against this, but are not discussing some of the key issues.
Most organs come from patients dying on ICU.
Many of these people do now carry organ donation cards.
We still have to ask the relatives permission to obtain the organs.
About 35% of these relatives then refuse to allow donation.
Presumed consent works very well in several other countries, which have much higher organ donation rates than we do.