National clinical director for transplantation Chris Rudge
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Organ-list change to 'increase donors'

The National clinical director for transplantation Chris Rudge said that including a compulsory question about organ donation on driving licence applications will increase donor numbers.

Under the "prompted choice" system, applicants must register to donate, say they have already signed up or state: "I do not want to answer this now".

Under the DVLA's current scheme, people can skip the question, but nearly 8m people have still signed up as donors.

  • 31 Dec 2010
  • From the section Health
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