Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn has been campaigning in the German Bundestag, for a double contradiction solution for organ donation. Main idea was to increase the number of donors, said the CDU-politician in the meeting on Wednesday. In the open debate, without group constraints to fundamental ethical questions, decisions were not taken.
The Spahn proposed arrangement provides that every person in Germany is automatically considered as a donor – unless he contradicts the. He has not done so, are asked as an additional hurdle for the family members. So far, the explicit consent of the person Concerned or the members is a prerequisite for organ donation. A decision of the Bundestag aims to Spahn to mid-2019.
Arguments for the contradiction solution: Spahn argues that since years much has been attempted, the number of organ donors to increase – without success. The new scheme should lead to organ donation be included in the normal case. To have no say in a free society, reasonable, Spahn. “The only law that would limit, it would be right to worry.”
Sympathy for the double contradiction solution has expressed in the past, including Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), another supporter of the SPD-faction Deputy Karl Lauterbach.
Arguments against the contradiction solution: In the debate were, however, also a number of members concerns against such a change. The contradiction solution is to disregard the right to self-determination of citizens and traffic of the free decision in favour of a donation to the contrary, said the FDP member of Parliament, Christine ash, mountain-Dugnus.
A group of members of Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock and Left-Boss Katja Kipping proposes, instead of the opposition control, the willingness to organ donation regularly query when you Pick up a new ID card, or passport – along with the Option to want to just not decide. A similar proposal for a “binding decision” solution has also made the CSU health politician Stephan Pilsinger.
“The legislature would take this very personal decision is anticipated, it could then only be cancelled with an active opposition,” warned Baerbock in the run-up to the debate.
The clinics are often the Problem – not the citizens
In Germany, more than 10,000 people are waiting, according to the Ministry of health on donor organs. Since 2012, the number of organ donors has fallen steadily in the past year, it reached 797 a historic low point. For this year an increase, however, for the first time. Until the middle of November, the German Foundation for organ transplant registered already 832 donor.
Regardless of the debate about a possible contradiction in control, the Federal government has brought a law for better conditions for organ donation in the hospitals on the way. Key points for higher remuneration by the health insurance companies and more representative space for Transplantation in the clinics.
The low number of organ donations in Germany is, unlike the debates often suggest – not only with the donation from unwilling citizens to explain. Instead, the Problem is often in the clinics. According to one study, houses in Germany are turning sick much too rare in the German Foundation for organ donation (DSO), if you take care of a potential donor. The DSO clarifies after such notification, the possibility of a donation.