England is Adopting An Opt-Out Organ Donation Law. Why Is America Opt-In? | WBEZ
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How Can Americans Improve Organ Donation?

Low organ donation is a big problem in the United States. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, an average of 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant. Just short of 100 percent of American adults say they support organ donation, but only 58 percent opt-in to be donors. For possible solutions, we had Worldview’s Jenny Friedland talk with bioethicist Greg Moorlock, a senior teaching fellow at the University of Warwick. England will go to an opt-out system for organ donation starting in Spring 2020. That means that everybody is assumed to be an organ donor unless they declare otherwise. We’ll see how that’s different from the American approach.

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