LDV readers say: Narrow yes to presumed consent for organ donations

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2008

In the light of the recommendation from the Organ Donation Task Force to reject the idea of ‘presumed consent’ – meaning that unless people opted out of the register or family members objected, hospitals would be allowed to use their organs for transplants – Lib Dem Voice last week our readers the question:Do you think it would be right to introduce presumed consent for organ donations?

Our poll swayed back and forth during the week, but in the end a narrow majority of you voted in favour of ‘presumed consent’. Here’s what you told us:

• Yes, I do – 50% (210 votes)
• No, I don’t – 44% (185)
• I don’t know – 6% (25)
Total Votes: 420 Poll ran: 17th-24th Nov 2008