Government announce opt-out system for organ donation | 5 August 2018  | Andrew Webster

Government announce opt-out system for organ donation

5 August 2018     

It’s funny because one of the things I have saying, and I am fairly certain among many others, that I couldn’t understand why an Opt-in/out system wasn’t being considered as the best way to find out if people want to share their patient data with you.  In response to this I was informed about discussions happening for Organ Donation  purposes

In this case it is for the purpose of Organ Donation, which to be honest I thought already was an ‘opt-in/out’ system.  I have a card stating I’m a donor when I die, it was my choice to sign up for it, no-one elses’s.

Of course! that was before technological advances, and the progression in data analysis tools, for digitally recording information.  Having patient data logged in a system to make it easier for matching potential donors must be a great thing.  It will surely help to speed the process along and also help many more people before it becomes to late.

Besides which, I first signed up a long time ago but lost the card so if anything had happened the hospital would not have known.  I do have a new one now!  Naturally, people losing their donor cards was a huge bottleneck for the Organ Donation Foundation and the people who fight hard everyday to find matching donors.

Hopefully this new opt-in/out system will help to improve things for the Organ Donation Sector of the industry.


Excerpt from the article:

‘The new ‘opt-out’ system is expected to come into effect in England in spring 2020, and could lead to hundreds more people receiving life-saving transplants every year. 

The change will mean that people will be presumed to consent to donating their organs unless they register their decision to opt-out on the NHS organ donation register.’


Read the article via this link  >>>

Sourced via British Heart Foundation & EMJ paper.li >>>



 

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You can register for organ donation via the website on this link  >>>

www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/register-your-details/

Add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register and one day you may be able to save lives.

All you need to do is fill out this form with your information and preferences and we will do the rest

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