Introduce presumed consent says Partit Demokratiku
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.