How opt-out organ donation could affect US waiting lists
from University of Michigan
Every year in the United States, about 7,500 people die while waiting for an organ transplant, and that number is expected to increase in coming years as demographics shift. A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that a policy shift from the current system in which you opt in to be an organ donor to one of “presumed consent”—unless you opt out—could improve the situation. But it’s not a silver bullet.
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