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Presumed consent for organ donation

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Presumed consent for organ donation

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Over 90% of people are happy for their organs to be donated if they are killed. Only a fraction have signed up to the organ donors register. To save lives, improve public health and reduce bureaucracy for the NHS, the situation should be reversed. If you do not want your organs to be donated, the onus should be on you to sign the register.

This law would cost nothing to enact and would do a great deal of good for the nation.

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This petition was rejected

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There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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