Dutch OK law: Everyone is organ donor unless they opt out
February 14, 2018
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch senators have approved a new law that makes everybody a potential organ donor unless they decide to opt out of the system.
The new system narrowly passed a vote in the upper house of the Dutch parliament Tuesday. The lower house last year passed the legislation with a one-vote majority.
The new law's drafter, lawmaker Pia Dijkstra, says under the new system — which is similar to donation laws in Belgium and Spain — every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after death....