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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ENGLAND could follow Wales in allowing a system of presumed consent for organ donation when a person dies.
HAILED as a "bold step", Wales' presumed consent law aimed to revolutionise organ donation here.
The law prescribes the so-called the presumed consent of the donor to transplant his organs and tissues after death for the medical treatment of another person, which in practice can also mean for the immediate rescue of one's life.
The plan for presumed consent for organ donation across England will be of great benefit to Britain's Indian community - one ethnic group that falls far behind in organ donation.
WHY IS PRESUMED CONSENT (SOMETIMES) JUSTIFIABLE FOR
THERE are some questions we should be asking now that the organ donation Presumed Consent Law has received Royal Assent.
8% of present study group had an idea about Presumed consent and Required Request.
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.