In Germany there is an emerging debate around the issue of organ donation. The government is weighing the prospect of introducing an 'opt-out' system, similar to that in place in Spain
, whereby citizens are automatically listed as potential organ donors unless they say they do not want to donate in the event of their death. The idea behind the concept is of course to increase the number of potential donors, but when it comes down to it, how many would actually choose to opt-out?
According to an extensive Ipsos
survey, the figures vary significantly from country to country, with Colombia, India and Spain at the top of the list with 75, 74 and 72 percent respectively. Germany comes in much lower, at 53 percent while 67 percent of respondents in the UK
say they would be willing to donate.