The Commons has heard that people should be forced to declare if they want to donate their organs after death. Labour MP David Borrow (South Ribble) said that such a system would help overcome at least 1,000 avoidable deaths in patients who wait endlessly for transplants.
"Reforming the current opt-in to a mandated choice system will increase the number of people registered as organ donors. By choosing to be an organ donor we offer patients a second chance at life. I want to see a system which reduces the number of avoidable deaths to an absolute minimum," Mr Borrow said.
AdvertisementHe has introduced a Organ And Tissue Donation (Mandated Choice) Bill that would ask UK citizens to mandate their wishes about donation.
The Bill received an unopposed first reading, but other fear such a law would put moral pressure on people.