The Prime Minister announced yesterday that we will now be “shifting the balance of presumption in favour of organ donation”.
This statement triggers a government consultation which will outline ways to increase rates of organ donation and proposes to automatically enter everyone on the donor register, unless they decide to opt out. The consultation will run for 12 weeks.
Under the current system, anyone wishing to donate their organs has to opt in via the registration and organ donor card scheme run by NHS Blood and Transplant. A family member can also agree to the donation of organs if the person had not made their wishes known.
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The government is seeking a wide range of opinions and asks anyone with a view to take part. We encourage you to do so.
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