and effective public education in order to ensure public understanding and that make widely available clear, easy, non-onerous, and reliable ways for individuals to register their refusal.

Recommendation 7.1 Presumed Consent.

At this time, states should not replace the existing legal framework, which requires explicit consent for organ donation, with a framework under which people are presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have declared otherwise. However, it would be appropriate for all interested parties to seek to create over time the social and cultural conditions that would be essential for the adoption of an effective and ethical system of presumed consent.


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