Scotland's health secretary says that she is leaning toward a policy that would treat all persons as potential organ donors unless they had explicitly chosen against it.
Nicola Sturgeon told BBC that she is favorably disposed toward the "presumed consent" policy as a response to the "desperate shortage" of organs available for transplants.
The Scottish healthy ministry is planning an advertising campaign to encourage citizens to register as donors. At the same time a task force is studying the possibility of the "opt-out" policy. The panel will make its recommendation on the proposal later this year.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Scotland weighs "presumed consent" on organ donation
~Why does this send chills down my spine? From CWN