Families of potential organ donors could be overruled under a new model of “presumed consent,” a public consultation suggests.
The thing is that even this wouldn’t solve the shortage of organs for transplant. Simply put, not enough of us die in a manner, place or time that makes organs suitable for transplant. Even if every organ o everyone dying is government property and confiscated immediately this *still* doesn’t solve the problem.
There are only two solutions.
1) Live and paid transplant. Has to be paid as there aren’t enough unpaid volunteers. Obviously this doesn’t work for hearts but it does for liver, kidney and lungs (partial transplants work and we’ve two kidneys).
It has always amused – amused as in “what in buggery are these people doing” rather than “amused ha ha” sense – that so much effort is put into presumed consent when it doesn’t in fact solve the problem at hand.