I live in Wales which, at the end of the year will become the first part of the UK that will have an Opt-OUT rather than an Opt-IN system for organ donation. It will mean that, on death, you will be presumed to be a consenting organ donor rather than Doctors having to seek actual proof of your intention to be an organ donor and/or the immediate consent of your next of kin. Domain Registered at Safenames
I am STRONGLY in favour of organ donation because I have known people who have had donations (including my niece’s other half who has had a heart-lung transplant) and I also know people who are hanging on by a thread waiting for donor organs.
HOWEVER , as someone who has MS (currently on Tysabri), I am sure that I have heard people say that I am not allowed to donate organs (not even allowed to donate blood either I think) but I can’t find a definitive information anywhere. (If I can’t donate it would probably be sensible for me to actively Opt-Out rather than just expecting that everything would be picked up in short window of time available - people living in Wales might share my slight concern about the general standard of record keeping in the NHS here (brilliant doctors and nurses here but admin not the organisation’s strongest suit))
Anyone got an idea?
As an additional question, does anybody wear a Medic Alert bracelet because of their MS/medication?