13 January 2008

At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope in the UK

From the Telegraph:

Organs to be taken without consent

By Patrick Hennessy and Laura Donnelly
Last Updated: 11:58am GMT 13/01/2008

Gordon Brown has thrown his weight behind a move to allow hospitals to take organs from dead patients without explicit consent.

Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, the Prime Minister says that such a facility would save thousands of lives and that he hopes such a system can start this year. 

The proposals would mean consent for organ donation after death would be automatically presumed, unless individuals had opted out of the national register or family members objected. 


The Government will launch an overhaul of the system next week, which will put pressure on doctors and nurses to identify more "potential organ donors" from dying patients. Hospitals will be rated for the number of deceased patients they "convert" into donors and doctors will be expected to identify potential donors earlier and alert donor co-ordinators as patients approach death.

But Mr Brown, who carries a donor card, has made it clear he backs an even more radical revamp of the system, which would lead to donation by "presumed consent". The approach is modelled on that of Spain, which has the highest proportion of organ donors in the world.

"A system of this kind seems to have the potential to close the aching gap between the potential benefits of transplant surgery in the UK and the limits imposed by our current system of consent," Mr Brown writes.



Anonymous said...

They like to play God. They take whom they want - and organs come only from the living body. They want organs fresh - super fresh with 100% oxygen. Think about it. Go to www.myfoxny.com and search video clip using words: organ donation controversy. This young man did NOT have strokes. Get the picture? What is going on in our world? Who will protect the innocent? Why is the guilty getting away with these crimes against humanity? In the USA - states are considering and passing UAGA (2006) it gives more power to organ procurement organizations and gives them immunity against lawsuits! It allows them to prepare everyone as if they are presumed intent to donate - UNLESS a paper is signed with 2 witnesses. This is happening right now in the USA and people do not know what is going on. The deceit shows their true colors. May GOD move in miraculous ways and have his people enlightened.

Latinmassgirl said...

Paganism breeds lies, killing, torture and death. The Church shall live on, just as it has throughout the ages. This is nothing new, just taking on a new, modern form of persecution against the just.