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Organ donation decision set to be mandatory

All adults would be forced to decide whether or not to donate their organs under a proposal put together by the Royal College of Physicians.

The plans - designed to boost the number of organs available for transplantation - would make it a legal requirement for all adults to indicate their wishes regarding use of their organs after death.

The policy of 'mandated consent' conflicts with the BMA's view that consent should be presumed.

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