Article Text

PDF
The potential impact of an opt-out system for organ donation in the UK
  1. Romelie Rieu
  1. Correspondence to Ms Romelie Rieu, Oxford University, Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG, UK; romelie.rieu{at}gtc.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

The recent report of the UK government's Organ Donation Taskforce is in favour of continuing with the current organ donation system rather than changing to an opt-out system where people are assumed to be willing to donate. How did it reach this decision and is it correct?

  • Donation/procurement of organs/tissues

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.