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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by boymonkey74
I know its controversial, but I think it should be an opt out process, rather than opt in. I'm sure the policy wouldn't go down well, but, it would save and improve the lives of millions.
There are two main methods for determining voluntary consent: "opt in" (only those who have given explicit consent are donors) and "opt out" (anyone who has not refused is a donor). Opt-out legislative systems dramatically increase effective rates of consent for donation. For example, Germany, which uses an opt-in system, has an organ donation consent rate of 12% among its population, while Austria, a country with a very similar culture and economic development, but which uses an opt-out system, has a consent rate of 99.98%.