More organs needed

The SST reports:

A lack of kidney donors has forced specialists to introduce a “mortality calculator” that will bump people off the transplant list if they don’t meet certain criteria.

The process has left at least one patient “furious” but doctors say their hands have been forced by a dire situation where the list of people needing transplants continues to grow but the number of donors does not.

Actually there are lots of donors. But we have a stupid law where the wishes of the family trump the decision of the deceased to be an organ donor.

Grieving families shouldn’t be asked to make a decision over . They should be informed that their loved one directed they wished to be an organ donor, and it has happened.

The same should apply to where people are buried – the wishes of the deceased (so long as legal) should trump that of the family.

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