Snow falls outside the International Court of Justice ahead of a preliminary hearing on nuclear disarmament in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
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The Netherlands approved ground-breaking legislation Tuesday that will in future register all citizens over the age of 18 as potential organ donors, unless they explicitly opt out.Senators in a narrow 38 to 36 vote, decided to implement the draft bill by a member of the progressive D66 party, aiming to broaden the pool of organ donors in the country of 17 million people."The bill has been accepted," Senate chairwoman Ankie Broekers-Knol told the 75-seat upper house, to the applause from the new law's supporters.Dutch citizens will in future receive two letters by mail to indicate whether or not they want to become donors, if they have not reacted after the second mail, they will automatically be placed on the donor list.
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