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Posted on April 23, 2017 at 4:00 AM

In the United States nobody is an organ donor unless they or their surrogate make an affirmative decision choosing donation.  But a new Texas bill proposes to flip that, making Texas citizens donors by default unless they opt out.


Employing increasingly accepted principles of behavioral economics, H.B. 1938 asks driver license applicants over 18:  “Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?”  


The DMV form or screen then apprises the applicant: “If you answer ‘no’ to the previous question or do not answer the previous question, you consent to join the organ donor registry by performing either of those actions.”

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