Here is a link to the Libertarian Alliance press release on the government's intention to allow us to have organs whipped out, hopefully after death, unless we specifically refuse to donate them when still living.
I am happy to donate after death and am registered as a prospective donor, I am very concerned, however, at this move by the government. After recent experiences with relatives using the NHS I have even been wondering whether I should think twice about donating at all.
Below is a note that my wife has fired off to a news outlet about this issue:
Anyone who supports removing organs from the dead unless they opt out should recall Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, where the organs of dead children were removed and stored without permission (in some cases despite the express refusal of the parents). Thymus glands, taken from children during heart surgery, were also given to a drug company for research in return for financial donations. Your loved ones could suffer the same fate if this scheme is implemented.
If anybody still had lingering suspicions that there may be some kind of morality in New Labour, this surely proves that there is absoolutely none.