How refreshing that Nanny's chums in the medical profession have not forgotten their history and are invoking the actions of their old time help mates, Burke and Hare, in addressing the so called "organ crisis" in the NHS.
Sir Liam Donaldson, Nanny's chief medical officer, has claimed that presumed consent is the only way to combat Britain's transplant crisis, where many die on the waiting list for an organ.
Sir Liam said the NHS needed three times the number of organ donors on its register.
Sir Liam said:
"There are simply not enough organs
donated to meet the need for transplant,
with one person dying every day while waiting
for a transplant.
Compounding this are issues surrounding consent,
which often reduces this number further."
To meet demand for organs, the number of people on the NHS donor register would need to treble, Sir Liam said.
Here's the rub!
"I believe we can only do this through
changing the legislation to an opt-out system
with proper regulation and safeguards."
Who seriously trusts the state, or the "managers" of our health care system, not to twist the safeguards to meet their NHS targets?
It is funny how those in the medical profession sometimes take it upon themselves to make pronouncements about matters legal, when it is not in their remit at all.
Aside from the incessant braying from our substance abusing chums in the butchers' (sorry, medical) profession about banning smoking, banning booze, banning fat and other of life's little pleasures; they now take it upon themselves to ignore the fact that we own our organs individually...they are not owned by the state.
Any attempt by the state, or butchers' profession, to take organs without prior express consent would in fact be theft.
However, that "small" point of law seems to have escaped our substance abusing chums...just as it did Burke and Hare all those years ago.