I agree wholeheartedly with comments today by Sir Liam Donaldson who believe we should change our organ donation system to one where you have to opt out as opposed to the opt in system we currently have.
Countries with deeply held religious views like Belgium and Spain have such systems and they have far more transplant operations and few people on waiting lists. In the UK, 500 people a year die whilst on waiting lists and a further 500 are removed from lists because their health has deteriorated so much that they cannot survive an operation. These people die quickly too. So a scheme like that proposed by Sir Liam Donaldson could save 1000 lives a year.
I am sorry if people are offended that their organs could be used, but they can opt out. Personally I am offended that a thousand people die each year because of the current system.