Opt out or opt in? - Organ donation


When registering our daughter at the local GP surgery we did not expect to be asked whether we wanted to add her to the organ donor register. It came as a bit of a shock and my heart suck - we had never thought about the option that we might ever need organs or that we could have our daughters organs donated.

It didn't take much thought for us to decide that we wanted to add Molly to the list as at the end of the day is she was to need a donation we would take one if it was available so we couldn't say no to others if the occasion was to arise.

What would have made the process less heart dropping was if the system was to be an opt out system. There would be no need to ask people, people would choose to say no if they wanted to and thus helping ease the number of people sitting in organ donation waiting lists.

I know there are loads of debates about this situation but the way I see it is that id I don't need them anymore but they still work then why not help give someone else the chance to extend their life.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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