Posts tagged “Organ Donation”

MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

October 30th, 2018
MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

MPs have approved a new opt-out donor scheme, which could help to save hundreds of lives every year. Under new guidelines, adults in England will have to actively opt-out of organ donation. Anyone who doesn’t opt out will be considered a potential donor. The scheme, which is already in place in Wales, has been approved […]

Ministers propose plans to introduce opt-out organ donation in England by 2020

August 7th, 2018
Ministers propose plans to introduce opt-out organ donation in England by 2020

Health ministers have outlined plans to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation in England by 2020. Under new guidelines proposed by the government, which are known collectively as Max’s Law, adults will automatically be presumed donors unless they opt out of organ donation. An opt-out system was introduced in Wales in 2015 and Scotland […]

Scottish government tables bill to introduce opt-out organ donation scheme

June 12th, 2018
Scottish government tables bill to introduce opt-out organ donation scheme

The Scottish Government is set to table a bill to introduce an opt-out organ donation scheme in a bid to increase the number of donors. Currently, if you wish to donate your organs when you die, you must opt in to the donation programme. Under new guidelines, which are due to be published soon, all […]

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