BMA campaigns for “presumed consent” to organ donationBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7250.1626/h (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1626
- Mark Silvert
A campaign to increase the number of organs available for donation was launched this week by the BMA to combat the growing gap between the numbers of patients needing a transplant and those receiving one. In the second half of the 1990s, 1000 patients died waiting for a transplant.
The BMA is calling for the introduction of a system of “presumed consent,” whereby it is assumed that every patient wished to be a donor unless he or she …