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Promote organ donation with option to stop families overruling donor's wishes

Submitted by Catherine Meredith on Thursday 11th November 2021

Published on Thursday 25th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 25th May 2022

Current Signatures: 403
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Promote organ donation with option to stop families overruling donor's wishes

Petition Details

The Opt Out system (2020) still allows grieving families to overturn their loved one’s decision to donate their organs. It is proposed that members of the public are asked on Government forms: a) their organ donation decision b) if their families are allowed to overrule that decision after death.

Additional Information

The UK is lagging behind many EU countries, with a donation rate under half that of Spain. 1000s of children and adults in the UK die due to lack of donor organs. Many, many families stop donation going ahead if they don't know their loved one’s decision. Even people on the Organ Donor Register can, and do have their decision overturned.
Despite the Opt Out system, it’s vital to join the NHS Organ Donor Register & TALK TO YOUR FAMILY. Anyone can need a transplant. It could be you, or a loved one.


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