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Author Topic: Organ donation to be opt-out by 2020


Alcuin
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Organ donation to be opt-out by 2020
on: August 6, 2018, 15:51

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45056780

The BBC didn't mention it, but credit to HumanistsUK for this success...
"We helped shape the new ‘soft opt-out’ system of organ donation in Wales when it was introduced, giving oral evidence to the Welsh Assembly Government Committee Inquiry that led to the change. We have been campaigning for similar changes elsewhere."...
https://humanism.org.uk/campaigns/public-ethical-issues/

The Humanist's campaign has been remarked on elsewhere..
https://humanism.org.uk/2018/02/26/humanists-uk-submits-evidence-in-support-of-opt-out-organ-donation-in-england/
They have been working towards this for years. Atheism may be a negative term, but it does have its positive side, of course, and it frees the mind from dogma, creed and clerical fatwas.



Godless
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Re: Organ donation to be opt-out by 2020
on: August 7, 2018, 09:50

A great achievement that was long overdue in the face of religious opposition.

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