Watch out how you fill in your driving licence application from now on.
From tomorrow motorists cannot get a new driving licence unless they answer a question about whether they want to donate their organs after death. Hmmm, who’s to say that if a licence applicant misses that question the box gets ticked by DVLA staff anyway. Don’t think not carrying your driving licence will save your organs, one phone call to DVLA and Bob’s your uncle life support machine turned off and out come your organs.
If this sneaky idea is successful, it could be extended to those seeking to renew their passports.
Until now, answering the question has been optional and drivers frequently miss or ignore it.
From tomorrow, failing to answer the question means the application cannot be completed. If applicants say they want to become donors, they will be asked which organs they are happy to donate.
It is hoped the change will double the 29% of Britons who have registered to donate their organs.
Apparently about a million new donors register every year and around half come via the DVLA form.
Nearly a third of the population are on the register yet it’s not enough?
Public Health Minister Anne Milton said: “We know that 90% of people have expressed interest in donating. We want to make it easier for people to sign up when they apply for driving licences and encourage everyone to discuss their organ donation wishes with their loved ones.”
If this snatched from the air figure is true then how come the figure who have registered is only 29%.
I seem to remember a scandal a couple of years ago that revealed our donated organs were being transplanted into foreigners.
Motorists have always been a good source of monetary income for the government but now once you can’t pay your motoring fines because you’re dead or dying they want your organs too.
How long before organ donation becomes compulsory?
Private Royal Wedding yet taxpayers still expected to pay.
Saturdays Royal Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Phillips to England rugby star Mike Tindall was announced as private and the public told to stay away yet taxpayers had to pick up a six-figure bill to police the event.
Members of the public who hoped to catch a glimpse of the couple arriving or leaving Canongate Kirk were not told what time the ceremony was starting.
The palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia, two of Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attractions, were shut off to the public at different times to allow the royal party their privacy.