Target:
UK Government
Region:
United Kingdom
Website:
www.harmonytrust.org

Only 31% of the UK population are registered organ donors yet almost all of us would take a transplant if we needed one.

An average of 20 people die each day waiting for transplants and there are over 7000 people currently on the organ waiting list.


We, the Undersigned, petition to change the Law regarding Organ Donation to an Opt-out System.

Fewer than 5,000 people each year in the UK die in circumstances where they can become a donor.

Only 31% of the UK population are registered organ donors yet almost all of us would take a transplant if we needed one. An average of 20 people die each day waiting for transplants and there are over 7000 people currently on the organ waiting list.

Many people would be willing to donate their organs after death, but simply have not got around to registering. With ‘Presumed Consent’, close relatives and next of kin would still be consulted by medical staff, for confirmation of their loved one’s wishes in this respect.

In circumstances where no close relative or next of kin consultation was possible, medical staff would assume that the patient was not on the Presumed Consent Register and would not use their organs for transplantation.

This, we believe, would overcome any mistakes being made in respect of Religion, previous health issues, or indeed change of mind by the patient.

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