Call for donor revision.
It is believed Sir Liam Donaldson will use the unveiling of his annual report on the nation's health to press the case for such a change in the law on organ donation.
It was reported that he thinks the organ shortage in Britain is so dire that there should be a system that presumes patients' consent to donate.
People wanting to opt out would have to register in a reverse of the current system which asks those willing to donate their organs to carry cards, according to the paper.
It said Donaldson would probably favour a ''soft'' option which would take the views of a victim's family into account.
Figures released earlier this year showed waiting lists for organ transplants had hit an all-time high with a total of 7,234.
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|Publication:||Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)|
|Date:||Jul 17, 2007|
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