View Full Version : PfG11 And Opt-Out Organ Donation

07-03-2011, 02:31 PM
The new Programme for Government contains a commitment to move to an opt-out method of organ donation. In the past I have argued for opt-out, but in all honesty I know it makes no difference. In the words of one dialysis patient, it is like a commitment to taxing spaceships. Utterly meaningless. It will not raise donation rates, in my opinion. And I feel the Irish Kidney Association share that view.

The best thing the government partners can do now to raise organ procurement is to introduce a network of organ procurement coordinators.

Regina of the "This Limbo" blog puts it better: http://this-limbo.blogspot.com/2011/03/programme-for-government.html