Here’s Why Being an Organ Donor is the Default in Singapore

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Singaporean residents are automatically registered at 21; opt-out puts individuals at the bottom of organ priority list.

Reddit user u/_crash182 posted:

“TIL that everyone in Singapore above the age of 21 is automatically registered as an organ donor. Opting out from this Act will result in you being put at the very bottom of the organ priority list, should you need an organ transplantation.”

User u/Gemmabeta responded:

“In the US, if you are a living kidney donor (i.e. you freely donate a kidney while still alive), you are automatically reserved a spot at the top of the transplant list. 

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