Presumed consent for organ donation rejected

Legislation introducing presumed consent for organ donation has been rejected the Welsh Assembly.

Dr Richard Lewis, Welsh secretary of the BMA, said: ‘BMA Wales is extremely disappointed that the report has rejected immediate calls for legislation aimed at introducing presumed consent for organ donation.

‘We feel the committee has missed a real opportunity for Wales to take the lead and send a clear message to the rest of the UK that a ‘soft’ system of presumed consent would increase donation rates and save Welsh lives.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

Welsh Assembly Report

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