No changes yet in organ donation system

The cabinet does not yet plan to change the current system of registering organ donors, health minister Ab Klink told MPs during an emergency debate yesterday.

A number of left-wing MPs are calling for the introduction of an ‘opt out’ system, in which everyone would be considered a donor unless they asked to be removed from the list. Two years ago, parliament voted against such as registration system
The debate was called following last week’s hoax kidney donor tv show. Klink said a ‘master plan’ to boost the number of organ donors would be presented to MPs in September.

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