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Could opt-out organ donation work in Australia?

5 Jan 2017
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France has moved to make every person in the country a potential organ donor. It joins a list of over twenty-five countries who already have 'opt out' laws—that means that once a person dies, it's presumed that they consent to donate their organs unless they've specifically signed up to an opt-out register.

In Australia, we have to opt in to donate organs and tissue.

If you haven't expressed a preference either way, doctors ask family members to make a decision. In about one-third of cases they refuse.

Could an opt-out system work in Australia?

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