More organ donors in Texas thanks to (implicitly) required choice

Since the start of the year, the number of organ donors in Texas has doubled. Why? One of the main reasons is the shift to a system that requires driver’s license and ID card clerk to ask applicants the following question: “Would you like to register as an organ donor?”*

Nearly 70,000 donors are signing up each month now. There’s still a long way to go, though. At the start of 2010, just 2 percent of Texas adults were registered as donors. Today, that number is at 5 percent – 936,000 people.

Full story in the Houston Chronicle. Hat tip: Donnie Hall.

*Although clerks must ask it, applicants aren’t forced to answer if they don’t want to.

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  • Tiago

    Same in Brazil, but this has been going on for a while down there.

  • Tiago

    Same in Brazil, but this has been going on for a while down there.

  • Tiago

    Same in Brazil, but this has been going on for a while down there.