presumed consent

The assumption that a particular action would have been approved by a person or party if permission had been sought—e.g., consent to organ donation

presumed consent

Transplantation The assumption that a particular action would have been approved by a person or party if permission had been sought. See Cadaveric organ transplantation, Mandated choice, Organ brokerage, Transplantation. Cf Informed consent.
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Here's the nub of the argument put forward by Professor John Fabre, emeritus professor, Kings College London, in a recent article in Clinical Medicine: Presumed consent legally requires you to put your name on a national opt-out register, otherwise your consent will be presumed when you die.
SIR - When the Act for Presumed Consent was passed, it was widely publicised that the public would be educated in all aspects of its implementation.
OLWEN ROBERTS I hate the thought of presumed consent, if we want to be donors we should have the right to decide.
THERE are some questions we should be asking now that the organ donation Presumed Consent Law has received Royal Assent.
THE Welsh Assembly's draft bill on presumed consent for organ donation is published today.
DJ RADFORD Barry, Vale of Glamorgan ATTENDING an organ donation meeting in Newport Leisure Centre, I was amazed by the answer to my question: If all submissions are against presumed consent would the Welsh Assembly not go ahead with the legislation.
The second bill would legalize an "opt-out clause," which would an individual the right to remove themselves from the presumed consent system.
Gordon Brown's attempts to implement presumed consent in Great Britain received consistent media coverage.
TRANSPLANT experts have backed calls from a top north doctor to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation.
The Government's Organ Donation Taskforce has declared the public is not ready for the presumed consent scheme, favoured by Gordon Brown.
They will meet in Edinburgh today to consider if a system of presumed consent - where people carry a card if they don't want organs used - should be introduced.
PRIME Minister Gordon Brown last month caused intense debate after giving backing to hospitals wanting to adopt a system of presumed consent for the removal of organs from dead patients.