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Organ donation: whose consent?

In the UK, around 1,000 people die each year while waiting for an organ transplant. One way of bringing this number down would be to introduce ‘presumed consent’, where everyone is considered a potential donor when they die unless they specifically opt out. You can explore the pros and cons of this system in this week’s pick. Do you agree with it?

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