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Debate about organ donation: Voluntary, or double barrier

The policy is to increase the number of organ donors - but how? In the Bundestag, a reason a cause of conflict. The deputies have two proposals that could not be further apart.

In the debate about how the number of organ donors in Germany could be increased to be two proposals from the Bundestag concrete. A group of deputies of the Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock stresses the voluntary nature of the donation and advertises for regular surveys. Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), however, together with the other members on the Board of solution.

To belong to the group of Baerbock ten parliamentarians of the Union, SPD, FDP, Left and Greens, among them the former Minister of health Ulla Schmidt (SPD) as a whole. These members want to organ donation after death as a conscious and voluntary decision to retain and strengthen, as it is stated in the opinions.

"The self-determination over your own body is a Central Element of human. (...) The freedom to make a decision on this deeply personal issue has to remain without compulsion."

the Information in the badge pick up

The group proposes that citizens declare their willingness to donate, if you pick up a new ID card. That would be at least every ten years. The competent authorities should provide to the citizens information material and for more information on the house doctors refer. When you Pick up the papers the civil sols will be prompted to then be entered in the Register.

The citizens should be able to change the policy at any time online. Also, you should be able to as in the previous donation, the type of organ donor cards to the set, or whether family members should decide. The members of Parliament make it clear in your proposal: if you decide not to, should not be registered.

The group of Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock want that organ donation remains a conscious and voluntary decision.

Spahn for a two-stage process

In the other direction is the concept of the group to the Minister of health Spahn and SPD Deputy Karl Lauterbach. The paper of the ten Members of the Union, the SPD and the Left, all the citizens will be informed of 16 years and registered as a donor, unless you disagree. Is planned a sort of "double barrier"

According to the "Bild am Sonntag" is to ask a doctor after the death of a patient in a Register, whether he has objected to organ donation. If not, he is considered as a donor. Then, the doctor should ask the next-of-kin, whether it is a written opposition or a during the lifetime of the declared will of the patient is known. This is not the case, the Patient is automatically an organ donor.

Spahn touts already for a long time for such a contradiction of control. Tomorrow the plans in Berlin to be officially unveiled.

The group's Minister of health, Jens Spahn calls for an Opposition - with a two-stage process.

so Far, the explicit Yes

Currently valid in Germany at the organ, the decision scheme donations. Withdrawals are only allowed when expressly declared Yes the patient. The decision of the deceased is not known or unclear, choose the members on the basis of the alleged will.

health insurance companies send every two years and information material for donation to the Insured and ask the Donation. A forced decision. Many people postpone a decision.

There are too few donor organs

Even if the number is risen again: It is an organ donor.

the Stated objective of both initiatives is to increase the number of organ donations. In Germany, approximately 9400 patients are currently waiting for a donor organ. After an extended decline, the number of donations increased again. According to the German organ transplantation Foundation 955 people donated in the past year nationwide after the death of their bodies. That was a Plus of 20 percent compared to 2017.

as of tomorrow, irrespective of the current debate - new legislation to improve the conditions for the organ donation. In the hospitals, the remuneration to rise. The transplant representative of the latches will get more skills and open spaces.

for the First time, more organ donors in Germany, 11.01.2019 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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