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ALMOST 85pc of people in Ireland would be willing to donate organs — but only a third of us have taken steps to indicate our intentions.
It means that Ireland ranks only 15th out of 28 European countries when it comes to organ donation, said the Irish Donor Network. The group welcomed proposals to introduce soft opt-out organ donation here.
This would see a system put in place whereby people are presumed to wish to donate their organs unless they opt out through on online registry. Next of kin will continue to be consulted and if they decline organ donation, it will not take place. Public consultation is open at health.gov.ie/ consultations.
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