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New Dutch organ donation drive results in massive 'no' vote - DutchNews.nl

New Dutch organ donation drive results in massive 'no' vote - DutchNews.nl | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Recently the first step was taken towards altering the current legislation pertaining to organ donation in the Netherlands. As a result of a close vote held within the Dutch parliament the initial groundwork for implementing an opt out system for organ donation has now been taken.


Now it appears that this particular result has stimulated action being taken by a number of people in the community. The response has been a sudden increase in the number of individuals registering that they do not wish to be an organ donor on the national registry.

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It may well be that the planned move to enacting opt out legislation for organ donation in The Netherlands does not in fact have widespread support within the community. It remains to be seen how this will now be addressed.
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Ohio goes mobile with organ donation, Lifeline of Ohio app launches

Ohio goes mobile with organ donation, Lifeline of Ohio app launches | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Another example of app development to assist in making it easier for people to register their intentions with respect to organ donation. Lifeline of Ohio in the United States has launched a mobile application that enables users to register for organ donation via an iPhone medical app.

 

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