Increasing the number of organ transplants

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.685 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:685
  1. Tom Sackville
  1. Parliamentary undersecretary of state Department of Health, London SW1A 2NS

    EDITOR,—Colin Francome and colleagues advocate the system of organ donation known as presumed consent or opting out.1 I recognise that some people do not believe that the NHS's organ donor register will be effective, but most of those working in organ transplantation and the public generally have welcomed it. This is borne out by the encouraging response so far: in just eight months over one million people have applied to join the register.

    I note the results …

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