Very soon, each and every Dutch citizen will find themselves forming part of a national list of organ donors. They will be automatically included in this register, without having expressed their desire to donate at any time or having initiated any procedure to do so (organ donors by default). In other words, all those born in the Netherlands will be donors by default at the time of their death, unless they expressly indicate their desire to be excluded from the list. The draft bill went ahead after 75 members of parliament voted in favour of the proposal and 74 against. Among the critics of the proposal are those who question whether it is lawful for the State to make decisions unilaterally concerning the bodies of its citizens, according to Dutch News (PlayGround, Wednesday 14 September 2016)
Every Dutch citizen will find themselves forming part of a national list of organ donors by law
By Bioethics Observatory - Institute of Life Sciences UCV|2017-03-01T22:18:54+01:00March 1st, 2017|BIOETHICS NEWS, LATEST BRIEF NEWS, Organ Transplant|0 Comments
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