Should organ donation rules be changed?
Doctors have called for an overhaul of the consent system for donating organs for transplant.
Currently, the law states that permission must be given before an organ can be used for transplant surgery.
However, the British Medical Association wants a new system which would allow doctors to make use of organs unless expressly forbidden.
The BMA is angry the plans have been left out of the forthcoming Human Tissue Bill which could help tackle the chronic shortage of organs available for transplant.
I think this a great idea, because I would gladly have my organs used after my death but have only recently been put on the donar's list (thx to Lamsey's link). How many more people out there would also wish to donate but haven't been put on the list because they just don't have the time?
I think you should have to have a card to confirm that you DON'T want your organs removed in the event of your death. In my mind if someone can be helped after my death then that would be great.
If anyone is interested here is the link for UK Organ donation: