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Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

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Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

At long last (in my opinion) the question about whether you want to be an organ donor now requires a "no" answer on a driving licence application or renewal form.
Many have felt for a long time that it should be an opt-out option rather than an opt-in.
About time too.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

I have to agree with you there.  Many lives will be saved as a result.
Can relatives still overrule the wishes of the deceased? 
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

I agree, but as somebody who does not carry a Driving Licence around how do "those that need to know", find out.
Would have thought 'all opt out' unless they carry a "non-doner-card" would be better.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

I assume the information will be logged at DVLA in Swansea Undecided
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

Can't remember this going through parliament so can't be a blanket opt out and as I have not renewed my driving licence for the last 20 years and probably will not renew for the next 15 years it's a  waste of time.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

You can get an organ donor card at any chemist. My doctors surgery has a supply on the reception counter.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

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I have not renewed my driving licence for the last 20 years and probably will not renew for the next 15 years it's a  waste of time.

You'll have no option but to apply for a new licence at age 70. 
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

How old do you think I am? I given you a very big clue in my reply.  Smiley
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

My view is that my body is my property and not the State's. If I'm forced to answer the question I'll answer that I refuse to agree to donate my organs. 
I can always change my mind later or in any event my wife can dig out the donor card I signed earlier.
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How old do you think I am? I given you a very big clue in my reply.  Smiley

Ah! A young whipper snapper Wink  No offence intended.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

Don't know if any of my parts would, at 76, be useful but no objection to them being used to help someone.
After all the help I've had over past 3 years with advanced bladder cancer, aortic aneurysm etc the least I can do is to help others.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

A similar scheme was introduced in America and it increased donors from 38% to 50%.
Apparently the form will have three boxes to tick:
1. Yes
2. I do not want to answer this question
3. I am already on the donor register 
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

Answer two is a bit strange as by ticking that box you have answered the question Cheesy
I much prefer an opt-in. I can't remember, though, do you get asked each time changes are made to your licence like address? It's only 9 months since I last changed address but I simply cannot remember Sad
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

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Answer two is a bit strange as by ticking that box you have answered the question

Not really. They are not allowing you to explicitly say No. In other words, you must answer, but a No is not acceptable.
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Re: Donor question on Driving Licence renewal form

@nadger, If you have had cancer I am 99.9% certain that you can not be a Organ Donor or a Blood Donor
I know that I can not be a Blood Donor with me having cancer in the past sow the woman on the phone said to me.
I know that you can leave your body to science, if your organs are not suitable for organ donation.