Results for - France Passes Law That Makes Every Citizen An Automatic Organ Donor

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France has just passed a law making all French citizens automatic organ donors. Starting January 1st, if French citizens do not want to be organ donors, they must sign up to a new National Rejection Register to ensure they do not become organ donors, which medical teams will check at the time of death before considering organ or tissue removal. A total of 150,000 people have already signed up to the register. They can also express their wishes to family members. Do you think this is a good idea?

1. France has just passed a law making all French citizens automatic organ donors. Starting January 1st, if French citizens do not want to be organ donors, they must sign up to a new National Rejection Register to ensure they do not become organ donors, which medical teams will check at the time of death before considering organ or tissue removal. A total of 150,000 people have already signed up to the register. They can also express their wishes to family members. Do you think this is a good idea?

Yes
44%
915 votes
Not sure
34%
705 votes
No
23%
480 votes
This places France in the company of a number of European countries such as Spain and Austria, where

2. This places France in the company of a number of European countries such as Spain and Austria, where "presumed consent" means anyone can become a donor of organs and tissues when they die unless they specifically choose not to. Do you agree that this law will ensure that more people are indeed organ donors?

Yes, because sometimes you just don't get around to signing the consent to be a donor, and this will help increase donors
46%
972 votes
Yes, for other reasons
9%
196 votes
Not sure
25%
534 votes
No, do not like this idea
19%
398 votes
According to organdonor.gov, the government organ donor website in the States, these are the statistics on organ donations in the States. Were you familiar with these stats?

3. According to organdonor.gov, the government organ donor website in the States, these are the statistics on organ donations in the States. Were you familiar with these stats?

95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 48% are actually signed up as donors.
11%
221 votes
119,000+ --current number of men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list.
7%
137 votes
30,970 transplants were performed in 2015.
4%
80 votes
22 people die each day waiting for a transplant
8%
169 votes
Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list.
6%
122 votes
Only 3 in 1,000 people die in a way that allows for organ donation
5%
101 votes
One person can donate up to 8 lifesaving organs and save 8 lives -- heart, liver, 2 kidneys, 2 lungs, pancreas, intestine
11%
233 votes
Each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to grow, while the number of donors and transplants grows slowly
14%
299 votes
Know all
5%
110 votes
Know none
62%
1,296 votes
Are you a registered organ donor?

4. Are you a registered organ donor?

Yes
39%
825 votes
No
50%
1,057 votes
Undecided
10%
218 votes
Do you know anyone who has been an organ recipient?

5. Do you know anyone who has been an organ recipient?

Yes
25%
529 votes
No
65%
1,359 votes
Undecided
10%
212 votes
Do you think Canada and the United States should also make it automatic to be an organ donor (with an opt-out option)?

6. Do you think Canada and the United States should also make it automatic to be an organ donor (with an opt-out option)?

Yes
36%
764 votes
No
34%
709 votes
Undecided
30%
627 votes
01/11/2017 News 2106 80 By: ghahrem5

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