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Can One Simple Change Double Organ Donation?

You’ve seen the question on your driver’s license application. The language varies from state to state, but it boils down to the same thing: Do you want to be an organ donor? Check YES, and you give consent for your body to be harvested for organ upon your death. Check NO or do nothing, and it won’t happen.

But it doesn’t have to be this way—and in several countries, it isn’t. Among those is Spain, which has the world’s highest organ donation rate.

What’s the difference? Presumed consent, meaning that, unless you explicitly opt out by checking the equivalent of the NO box on the pertinent Spanish form, it is presumed that you are willing to donate your organs.

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