The Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA) wishes that the regulations regarding organ donation and the donor card are changed.
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By this petition, the MMSA proposes that any person whose age is eighteen years or over, the legal adult age in Malta, has the right to decide what he or she wants to do with their organs after his/her death. Thus, being in possession of a donor card would mean that the individual expressed his informed will to donate his or her organs post-mortem and that this wish is inalienable, ie. it does not require any other consent from a third-party after the individual’s demise, regardless whether from their relatives or otherwise.
In other words, as medical students we wish to change the current regulations: the donor card should be considered as the exclusive form of permission from the deceased for the donation of their organs. In addition to this, the association would like to encourage the public to become organ donors.
Through this petition, the MMSA would also like to show its support towards the publishing of a white paper on organ donation, which was proposed during the Budget 2015 by the Government of Malta. This white paper will lead to the first law on organ donation in Malta.
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