18 March 2021

Presumed consent for organ donation no guarantee for fewer deaths among organ patients.

A presumed consent system for organ donation, where you are an organ donor unless you indicate that you do not want to, does not automatically lead to fewer deaths among organ patients. The positive expectations in this regard may need to be adjusted. This is shown by research by Bart Golsteyn and Annelore Verhagen, economists at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University.