The campaign has been running in the UK for quite some time to revamp the law on organ donation. Now a prominent British-Egyptian heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub also shows his support for this campaign, reported Daily Mirror.
Sir Magdi Yacoub, 81, believes, according to the British news site that an opt-out system would save lives and donors should be able to choose to opt out.
“This law is not about taking liberties with members of the community, but asks individuals to make up their own mind on the issue, now, and opt out if they wish,” he said.
Notably, Queen Elizabeth knighted Dr. Yacoub in 1991 for his contributions to medicine in the UK.
As a consultant at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex, he led the institution to be the world’s leading transplant center since he moved to the UK in 1962.
Sir Magdi also runs Aswan Heart Centre (AHC), an exceptional project launched in 2009 to establish a center of excellence to combat heart disease in Egypt, which is based in the heart of the Egyptian city of Aswan.
His Magi Yacoub Foundation (MYF) is one of Egypt’s most renowned charity organizations