This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Organ Donation: Switch to an Opt-Out System

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On average, 3 people die every day waiting for an organ to be donated.

The majority of Britons support organ donation and want to donate and yet a mere 29% of us are on the register.

By switching to an opt-out system, we can eliminate a large cause of the organ shortage: human inertia. We can save money by eliminating the need for marketing campaigns to stir us into action.

If a citizen feels strongly enough, he or she could simply remove himself from the database. Should they fail to do so, then at least our innate inertia might lead to some good.

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