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Presumed Consent

Wales has taken action to address the shortage of organs that are available to patients needing transplants by voting to shift to a system that assumes people are organ donors unless they, or their families, specify otherwise.

The move addresses a healthcare conundrum: most people want to be donors but they aren't registered. Although two-thirds of people surveyed in Wales said that they would be willing to donate their heart, lungs, liver, and other tissues, only about half of those people had registered as organ donors

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