Letters: Presumed consent issue in transplantation closed

Your survey result ('GP backing for presumed consent in organ donation', GP, 20 February) demonstrates GPs are as wont to 'don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up' judgments as anyone else.

The DoH's organ donation taskforce, the House of Lords' EU Committee and the Welsh Assembly's health committee have researched presumed consent in the past 12 months.

They all concluded that presumed consent would at best make no difference and at worst could undermine trust and confidence in transplantation.

Legislation would therefore be counter-productive.

Roger Goss, co-director, Patient Concern, London.

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