Formodet Samtykke

Alexander Jørgensen, Casper Munk Hansen, Jonas Petersen Bluhme, Mads Kofod, Matias Moltrup & Thomas Lohse

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Organ donation provides opportunity to save lives by transplanting organs from people that have been declared brain dead, to people whose organs fail to function properly. It is thought to be morally right to save people’s lives. In several countries, such as Denmark, people need to register for organ donation if they want to be donors. Although according to surveys the majority of people in Denmark want to be organ donors, most of these people fail to register due to various reasons. Other countries use a system called “presumed consent” or “opt-out”. In this system everyone are organ donors by default. By implementing this system there may be more potential donors and thereby more potential organs. With more organs available it might be possible to save more lives. With this system those who want to be organ donors, but normally would fail to register, will automatically become donors. People that are against organ donation, or have other reason for not wanting to be an organ donor, have to manually opt out. People who fail to opt out therefore might become organ donors even though it is actually against their will. This has started an ethical discussion about the government presuming consent without requiring people to actually position them.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2012
VejledereThomas Søbirk Petersen


  • Organdonation
  • Formodet Samtykke