Etik og organdonation

Lasse Olsen, Cecilie Hald Willaume-Jantzen, Mathias Agger Kongsgaard, Mikkel Blichmann Faartoft, Nikita Winther Jensen & Ricki Boje Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This assignment examines the problem of insufficiency of transplantable organs. In Denmark, the number of transplantable organs does not meet the demands sufficiently/adequately. As a conse-quence of this, people on the waiting list for a new organ are dying, for which reason more donors are needed. Based on especially qualitative empirical research, theoretical reflections, we examine how the number of donors can be increased. This is done by examining the reasons, that makes the Dane restrain from registering to be an organ donor, and the possible consequences of a potential opt-out system. Based on literature studies, qualitative interviews, and statistics, we go through the arguments for and against registering, the political parties, and the attitude of the Dane to-wards registration system. We can, hereby, conclude, that the low number of registered organ do-nors is not accurate to the endorsement of the Danes towards organ donation, given that many Danes haven’t registered, even though they have indicated the willingness to donate. This leads us onto the next conclusion regarding the actual organ donation system. Presently, the Danish politi-cal parties prefer to maintain the existing opt-in-system. However, based on both the recent results from Wales and the inquiry among the Danes, a change of system from an opt-in-system to an opt-out-system would be worth considering.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2016
VejledereThomas Søbirk Petersen & Lasse Horne Kjældgaard


  • Etik
  • organdonation