You Have to Opt-Out if You Want to be Buried With Your Organs After May 20

By Gary Cutlack on at

Should you be lucky enough to make it to death with all your major organs still functioning there could well be a bit of post-expiration work done on your body soon, as the rules on organ donation in England are about to change.

For the better according to most people, as instead of opting in to organ donation the system is about to flip on its head and require people to opt out. As in, unless you have a card in your wallet saying I Don't Want Anyone Having My Kidneys And Burn Me With My Precious Corneas So I May See In The Afterlife it will be assumed you're fine with it, and you'll be matched with potential transplant cases on various waiting lists for any parts of your body you haven't silted up beyond salvage with alcopops and fried meat.

May 20 is when the new rules kick in, matching those already in place in Wales – should the formalities be agreed as expected in Parliament today – under the terms of what's known in shorthand as Max and Keira's law; so named after the case of nine-year-old Max Johnson who was so generously gifted a heart transplant from the family of Keira Ball, another nine-year-old who was tragically killed in car accident. [Sky News]

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