Incentives for organ donors

The Dutch Health Minister has proposed a system under which people who sign organ donor cards would receive points which would raise them on the waiting list should they one day need an organ. That’s a good idea. I’d also be in favour of an "opt-out" system, in which everyone is assumed to consent to being an organ donor after their death unless they have explicitly chosen not to. Hundreds of people die unnecessarily each year, and many more suffer a burden of disease which we could easily lift, just because we do not do enough to ensure that organs are made available.

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