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Petition to Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health, Theresa May MP

Automatically become a UK Organ & Tissue Donor with the option to Opt Out

My name is Lucy Ryan and was incredibly lucky to receive a life saving heart transplant 24 years ago aged 2 years-old.  I am also fortunate enough to have a lot of fellow transplantees as friends due to someone somewhere being generous, selfless and brave enough to donate either their own organs & tissue, or those of a relative at an unimaginably difficult time.  But heartbreakingly I have lost friends along the way who waited for a transplant they never received. 96% of the UK population have expressed a desire to donate their organs yet only 33% are signed up to the current Opt-in system.  (The Opt-in system is where to become an organ and/or tissue donor those of us living in Scotland, Ireland and England must make the effort to sign up to the organ donor register.)  This is all well and good, but despite it being so simple and fast to sign-up by for example spending two minutes online, many of us still have not “opted-in”! This is even with all the amazing work charities and organisations do to raise awareness of the need for more donors.  I know from my own experience it is often something we keep meaning to do, but it never quite reaches the top of the “To-do” list! In the past few years I have been becoming increasingly frustrated with the growing organ donation crisis and  decided it was about time I took some action.  I researched the best way to try to improve the situation and consequently I passionately believe the introduction of the “Soft Opt-out” system in all of the UK (alike Wales did in December 2015) is what we need (Scotland & Northern Ireland have already proposed the same idea).  Once the system is reformed we will wonder why on earth it took us so long to do it like banning smoking in restaurants! The Soft Opt-Out system would be a massive leap forward, because everyone is automatically signed up as an organ & tissue donor unless they decide to “opt-out”. Also, if no objection was registered during their life their relatives are consulted at the time of death, and if there is still no objection raised it is only then any organs and tissue would be used for donation. II believe the majority of those whom do not wish to become organ donors are far more likely to make the effort to opt out, than the 63% of the current UK population who would like to become organ donors but have not yet "opted-in". By becoming a donor you can save almost as many lives as cats apparently have, and that is not including the fantastic life enhancing effects donating your tissue and corneas can have on recipients.   3 people die Every day waiting for a transplant—Let’s all Opt in to Opt out and end the donor crisis! Thank you for taking the time to consider my proposal and hopefully sign up. With your support we can make this happen. Yours Sincerely Lucy Ryan

Lucy Ryan
3,231 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Citizens welfare Association


Medical Treatments in India is still an issue even after Independence.People have to depend only on Insurance companies which charges very high Insurance charges for individuals as well as Family. Insurance charges range from Rs16,000 to Lakhs with Conditions which is not in the capacity of various families to pay. Moreover there is no 100% payment on treatments.Even after people take these Insurance policies still hospital demand Deposits from patients and Cashless Traetment is not entertained by 95% of Hospitals.WHAT IS THE POINT IN TAKING SUCH HIGH INSURANCE POLICIES??? Rather as Individuals we are ready to pay the government a monthly instalment of Rs1000 on a minimum level and Rs 2500 for family of minimum 5.The government should ensure the patients get Free Treatments in all hospitals from Registration level ,All Tests,Xray,Sonography,Operations etc all Free of Cost which is lacking today. When taxes are deducted in the range of 10% to 30% then why there is no benefits for people. Government is only concentrating on Lower Middle Class for Free Treatments ,ignoring the Middle class who actually pays all the taxes.The Tax money paid by Middle class is utlised for others without any benefits to the actual Tax Payers.This  is what the Government should change and make facilities for all catagories of people. We request the Indian Government to take some portion of contribution from us the tax payers and provide Free Medical Treatment. Hope somebody really educated in the Governments takes up this cause for the people of India. Jai Hind Pramod Menon -President citizens Welfare Association,Ghatkopar West,Mumbai    

Pramod Menon
14 supporters