In­tro­duce pre­sumed con­sent says Par­tit Demokratiku

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

If a per­son has not reg­is­tered an or­gan do­nat­ing de­ci­sion, ei­ther an opt-in or an opt-out, it should be as­sumed that that in­di­vid­ual has no ob­jec­tion to do­nat­ing his/her or­gans after death, Par­tit Demokratiku said yes­ter­day.

The party noted with sat­is­fac­tion the de­ci­sion taken by the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion to hon­our the donor’s wish after their death, by up­grad­ing the law. How­ever, Par­tit Demokratiku said it would like to see Malta go a step fur­ther and make or­gan do­na­tion a de­fault sit­u­a­tion at the time of a per­son’s death, with the need to ac­tively opt out from do­ing so rather than opt­ing in. A sim­i­lar stance was re­cently adopted by the French gov­ern­ment.

“We urge the gov­ern­ment to fol­low this ini­tia­tive and adopt a sim­i­lar pol­icy as soon as pos­si­ble,” the party said.

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