U.K. chief medical officer wants opt-out organ donor policy

07/16/2007 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

The U.K.'s chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson this week is expected to call for a "soft" opt-out organ donor system in his annual report on the country's health. The soft opt-out uses presumed consent, but informs families if there are no registered objections and asks if they have a strong opposition to allowing organ harvesting.

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