Netherlands passes bill introducing opt-out organ donation

  • Vote ‘real breakthrough’, says Dutch Kidney Foundation

Senators in the Netherlands have approved a new law making all Dutch adults organ donors after death, unless they opt out.

The bill narrowly passed in the upper house of the Dutch parliament, more than a year after MPs passed the legislation.

Surgery organ 1a AFP Getty Images LLLLPia Dijkstra, who drafted the bill, said under the new system every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after…

The law, which passed 38 to 36, is similar to those in Belgium and…

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