Organs may have been removed from deceased people without their consent after a data-handling error by the NHS.
The blunder meant 800,000 people on the UK donor register may have had their wishes about the use of organs for transplant wrongly recorded.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that 45 of them have now died - and 20 families let organs of relatives be taken based on incorrectly stored information.
NHS Blood and Transplant said it was urgently investigating.
Many donors give consent for some organs to be used for transplant but not others, such as eyes.
But the details of many donors' preferences were accidentally deleted in 1999.
... Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb described the data error as "a shocking failure of proper controls".
"The Liberals Democrats believe in reforms to provide for assumed consent so as to increase organs available for transplant.
"But for so long as the opt-in consent system is in place it is critical that everybody has confidence in the current system," he said.
THERE'S NOTHING THE GOVERNMENT CANT BOTCH UP! I MEAN, SHEESH: THIS IS JUST SIMPLE RECORD-KEEPING!
CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY HAD WHAT THE LEFTISTS WANT TO HAVE - AN "OPT OUT" SYSTEM!?
THEY'D SCOOP YOUR ORGANS OUT SO FAST YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT HIT YOU.
WELL... YOU'RE DEAD SO YOU WOULDN'T KNOW - BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
- A SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT THAT GIVES YOU 'FREE HEALTHCARE" WOULD SAVE MONEY BY DENYING YOU LIFE-SAVING HEALTH CARE;
- THEY'D SAVE MORE MONEY (ALL THAT SOCIALIST STATE PENSION MONEY) BY LETTING YOU DIE,
- AND THEN THEY MAKE MONEY SELLING YOUR ORGANS.
- WOW: A GOVERNMENT THAT LITERALLY LIVES OFF ITS PEOPLE!
TRULY A LEFTIST UTOPIA!