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Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation?

A new system is being consider where it will be assumed that everyone has given their consent to donate their organs after death.

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INSTEAD OF SIGNING up for an organ donor card or asking families for consent, the government is considering a new system where it is deemed that everyone will donate their organs after death.

If people are uncomfortable with such a move, they could ‘opt-out’ by explicitly registering a wish not to become an organ donor.

The Minister for Health James Reilly is now asking people for their views on such an ‘opt-out’ service that would help deal with the falling number of donors.

So what do you think? Should Ireland introduce an ‘opt-out’ service for organ donation?


Poll Results:

Yes (2975)
No (2769)
Not sure (427)



Related: James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be ‘opt-out’>

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