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Switzerland votes for organ donation by default

Summary by Ground News
Swiss voters have adopted a new 'opt-out' system of organ donations. People who do not wish to become an organ donor after death must explicitly say so. Last year, 166 deceased persons donated their organs in Switzerland. But 72 people died in 2021 while waiting on an organ transplant waiting list.
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The Guardian

Switzerland votes for organ donation by default

‘Presumed consent’ if dead person has not recorded their wishes, but relatives will still be asked to give go-ahead

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Switzerland votes in favour of presumed consent for organ donation

Interior minister Alain Berset says changes are ‘not a revolution, but an evolution’

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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IBTimes

Swiss Switch To 'Presumed Consent' On Organ Donations

Switzerland voted Sunday to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless they have expressly objected. The legal change, approved by 60 percent of voters in a referendum, marks a dramatic shift from the current system. Under the existing laws, transplants are only possible if the deceased person consented while alive -- and their wishes are often unknown. In such cases, the decision is left …

2 months ago·United States
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Russia Today [🇷🇺-affiliated]

Switzerland changes organ donation rules

Swiss nationals who do not explicitly ‘opt out’ during their lifetimes will now be assumed to have consented to become organ donors

2 months ago·Russian Federation
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Bangkok Post

Swiss switch to 'presumed consent' on organ donations

GENEVA - Switzerland voted Sunday to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless they have expressly objected.

2 months ago·กทม, Thailand
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Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Switzerland changes organ donation model

In future, Swiss people will have to object if they do not want to donate their organs.

2 months ago·Germany
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