“When you register for a driver’s license in the United States you are asked if you’d like to be an organ donor.  It’s an ‘opt-in’ question, and only about 40 percent of people choose that option. In Spain, Portugal, and Austria, you’re considered an organ donor unless you opt out. In those countries about 99 percent of the people are registered as organ donors, and there are a higher number of transplants as a result.”

Quoted from Christian Century, 31 August 2016 edition, page 9. They cite ProPublica, July 27 as their source.

Until we can get the ‘opt-in’ changed to an ‘opt-out’ policy in these United States, please make sure you’re an organ donor.